Shelby County GOP leader: No ‘ideological litmus test’ as party rebuilds

By , Daily Memphian Published: February 28, 2019 12:18 PM CT
<strong>Lee Mills, right, outgoing chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, hands a gavel to new chairman Chris Tutor during the party's 2019 convention at Arlington High School Feb. 24, 2019.&nbsp;Tutor talked of leading the local GOP "out of the wilderness" with candidates that represent "every swath of this community."</strong> (Brandon Dill/Special To The Daily Memphian)

Lee Mills, right, outgoing chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, hands a gavel to new chairman Chris Tutor during the party's 2019 convention at Arlington High School Feb. 24, 2019. Tutor talked of leading the local GOP "out of the wilderness" with candidates that represent "every swath of this community." (Brandon Dill/Special To The Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Republican Party chairman Chris Tutor says his conservative views expressed at a party convention Sunday are his own beliefs but don't reflect the platform of the local party as it rebuilds. 

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