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Mitt Romney Edges Ron Paul in Straw Poll

Beats him by one vote; Palin, Gingrich are third and fourth

(Newser) - Mitt Romney didn't attend the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, but he still got a boost from those at the conference. The former Massachusetts governor won a test vote of likely 2012 presidential candidates—by one vote. He got 439. Texas Rep. Ron Paul came in second with...

9 Surprises From GOP Conference
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9 Surprises From GOP Conference

Among them: Little support for a Sarah Palin candidacy

(Newser) - With the Southern Republican Leadership Conference wrapped up, Mark Halperin rounds up nine surprises from New Orleans on his Time blog. A sampling:
  • There was almost no mention of the Supreme Court fight.
  • Attendees showed little enthusiasm for a Sarah Palin presidential run.

Michael Steele: 'I've Made Mistakes'

RNC chief tells half-empty room he wants to 'move on'

(Newser) - Michael Steele today sought to put to rest the recent troubles of himself and the Republican National Committee, reports Fox News . "I'm the first here to admit I've made mistakes, and it's been incumbent upon me to face facts, shoulder that burden, make the necessary changes—and move on,...

Palin Mocks Obama's Nuclear 'Experience'

Tea Party firebrand says 'don't retreat, reload' was 'not a call to violence'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin continued her back-and-forth with President Obama today, mocking "the vast nuclear experience that he acquired as a community organizer." Palin continued to criticize the president's new nuclear policy at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, saying the Obama doctrine had the US "coddling...

Newt Gingrich: Obama 'Most Radical President'

He seems to be in candidate mode at Southern GOP event

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich laid into President Obama with gusto last night as he helped kick off the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Obama is "the most radical president in American history," he declared. "He has said, 'I run a machine, I own Washington, and there is nothing you can...

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