What you’ve described is Rush’s Operation Chaos. I’m in a very red part of Ohio and almost always vote D in the Primaries. Problem is the D choices mean Dumb or Dumber... never a conservative.
We’re probably from the same area (SW?) The difference would be we have to put forward our own candidates too. In Ohio, that required signatures from what I can tell.
That's when you vote for "Dumber" :>)