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GOP, Dems try to repackage arguments for the new year

...conservatives forced a partial government closure with their failed attempt to defund Obama's health care overhaul.Republican strategist Chip Lake in Georgia called the fall GOP gambit "a defining moment in our party" that set the stage for the...
2014 Senate Democrats firm up support of health care law

...facilities and contracting with private firms to run others. Voters have not embraced the changes.Arkansas Republican strategist Alice Stewart acknowledged that her party has had only mixed success using health care as a national issue, but...
Debates a shot at finding that 'defining moment'

...O'Donnell, who no longer works for the campaignThe big moments don't have to be bad, after all.It was Republican strategist Lee Atwater who promoted the idea of a moment that defines a candidate's character. He saw a positive one when...
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Politics, vote counting always go hand-in-ballot

...were more likely to be disqualified in counties carried by Al Gore. This was no accident, the Times found. Republican strategists used all their influence to ensure that overseas votes were counted by lenient standards in counties that were...
Republicans looking for the anti-Romney

...broad popularity and plenty of money. But Republican strategists warn that because of "RomneyCare" and other...nation. That process of elimination has led Republican strategists to begin focusing on two politicians who, though...
Attention GOP hopefuls... Anyone out there?

...for governor instead. Reuters this week quoted Republican strategist Ford O'Connell on the Republican race: "You...and conservative activists." The hope of many Republican strategists and what is left o the establishment, Indiana...
From the go, roller-coaster GOP White House race

...break sharply with this race's tendency toward uncertainty."It's just frenetic," says Sally Bradshaw, a Republican strategist and longtime aide to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. "Everyone is changing their mind every week. It is so unpredictable...
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Santorum's surge - to a deadlocked GOP convention?

...of delegates may not be possible and that the insurgent's best chance may lie in a deadlocked convention.Republican strategists I spoke with still consider Romney the front-runner. For Santorum to keep his surge going, he'll need to...
Palin to headline GOP's biggest fundraiser

...Palin was doing the task most important to the party: raising money. Tickets for the dinner cost $100 each. Republican strategist Bob Haus said Palin's visit also would energize Republican activists as the November election approaches. Republicans...
Palin gives procrastinators a bad name fans and cranky cynics alike - are losing hope.By any rational interpretation of her behavior, Republican strategists say, Palin doesn't appear to intend to run, because she hasn't done any of the quiet but serious preparatory...


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