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Republican Party
Chairperson Michael Steele (MD)
Senate leader Mitch McConnell (KY)
House leader John Boehner (OH)
Founded 1854 (1854)
Headquarters 310 First Street NE, Washington, D.C., 20003
Ideology Modern:
American conservatism,
Social conservatism,
Fiscal conservatism
Economic liberalism,
Neoconservatism
Historical:
Classical liberalism,
Paleoconservatism,
Progressivism
Political position Fiscal: Center-right
Social: Center-right
International affiliation International Democrat Union
Official colors Red (Unofficial)
Seats in the Senate 41[1]
Seats in the House 178
Website
http://www.gop.com/
Politics of the United States
Political parties
Elections
.The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party.^ Shop for Republican Party United States at ml-shopping.com .
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^ Q. Is the Republican party the United States' largest hate-group?
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^ The state of the Republican Party is questionable but promising.
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.Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the Grand Old Party or the GOP, despite being the younger of the two major parties.^ Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in ...
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^ The Republican Party, or GOP, formed in 1854.
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^ Grand Old Party skip to main .

.The party's platform is generally considered right of center in the U.S. political spectrum.^ In the U.S. political spectrum, the party's platform is generally considered center-right or right.
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^ In the political spectrum, the party's platform is considered center-right .
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^ These parties are presented in their political spectrum of left to right.
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.The Republican Party has the second most registered voters as of 2004 with 55 million, encompassing roughly one-third of the electorate.^ The Republican Party has the second most registered voters as of 2004 with 55 ...
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^ He was the one to name the party "Republican."
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^ Source: 2004 Republican Party Platform, p.
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[2] .Polls over the last two years have found that 20% to 34% of Americans self-identify as Republicans.^ Polls over the last year have found that twenty-one to twenty-six percent of Americans self-identify as Republicans.
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^ Polls over the last two years have found that twenty to thirty-four percent of Americans self-identify as Republicans.
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^ It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1863 to March 3, 1865, during the last two years of the first administration of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln .
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.There have been eighteen Republican Presidents, compared to fifteen Democrats.^ There have been eighteen Republican Presidents , compared to 15 Democrats.
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^ There have been nineteen Republican Presidents .
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^ There have been eighteen Republican Presidents, compared to 15 Democrats.
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[8] .Republicans currently fill a minority of seats in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, hold a minority of state governorships, and control a minority of state legislatures.^ United States Senator (en) .

^ Republicans picked up one seat in the State Senate and lost four in the House.
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^ Davis became governor, and his faction controlled the state Senate and House.
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History

Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President of the United States (1861–1865).
.Founded in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers,[9] the Republican Party quickly surpassed the Whig Party as the principal opposition to the Democratic Party.^ Originally a member of the Whig Party, he later became a founding member of the Republican Party.
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^ Founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the Republican Party rose to prominence with the election of Abraham Lincoln , the first Republican president.
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^ Democratic Party was opposed chiefly by the Whig Party .
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[10] .It first came to power in 1860 with the election of Abraham Lincoln, a former Whig, to the presidency and presided over the American Civil War and Reconstruction.^ The first person elected President of the United States from the Republican Party was Abraham Lincoln in the election of 1860.
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^ The party fought for the Union in the American Civil War and presided over Reconstruction .
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^ The first republican president was Abraham Lincoln….
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.The party began to form in the late 1840s, though it would take opposing the Kansas-Nebraska Act to unify the party.^ Many Ohioans opposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.
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^ The party began to form in the late 1840s, though it would take opposing the Kansas-Nebraska Act to unify the party.
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^ In 1854 the party system dominated by Whigs and Democrats collapsed due to the controversy sparked by the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which made it possible to establish slavery in western territories, where it had previously been banned.
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[13] .Their first official party convention was held on July 6, 1854 in Jackson, Michigan.^ The Jacksonians held their first national convention as the “Republican Party” in 1832.
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^ The first official Republican meeting took place on July 6, 1854, in Jackson , Michigan .
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^ Their first official party meeting was held on July 6, 1854 in Jackson, Michigan .
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[14] .The Republicans' initial base was in the Northeast and Midwest and the party solidified its position as the second party with the nomination of John C. Fremont in the 1856 Presidential election.^ The Republican's initial base was in the Northeast and Midwest and the party solidified its position as the second party with the nomination of John C. Fremont in the 1856 Presidential election .
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^ If the Republican Party had not split, they would have won the Presidential Election.
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^ Senator John McCain accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency.
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.Early Republican ideology was reflected in the 1856 slogan free labor, free land, free men. "Free labor" referred to the Republican belief in a mobile middle class that left the workforce and set up small businesses.^ Their slogan was "Free soil, free speech, free labor, and free men."
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^ Early Republican ideology was reflected in the 1856 slogan free labor, free land, free men.
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^ "Free labor" referred to the Republican belief in a mobile middle class that left the workforce and set up small businesses.
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."Free land" referred to Republican efforts to facilitate this spirit of entrepreneurship by giving away government owned land.^ "Free land" referred to Republican efforts to facilitate this spirit of entrepreneurship by giving away government owned land.
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^ For a brief period, Republicans assumed control of Southern politics, forcing drastic reforms and frequently giving former slaves positions in government.
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^ Republicans believe the private sector and/or the individual are better suited than the government to control their own lives.
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.The Party hoped that this rapid growth would help check, and eventually end slavery.^ The Party hoped that this rapid growth would help check, and eventually end slavery.
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^ Those who supported the Washington administration were referred to as "pro-administration" and would eventually form the Federalist party, while those in opposition joined the emerging (Jeffersonian) Republican party.
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^ It's that kind of rogueness that made her a household name, but in the end may make Palin a player who helps shape the party rather than lead it.
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[15] .Abraham Lincoln received the Republican nomination in 1860 and subsequently won the presidency.^ The Party nominated Abraham Lincoln and ascended to power in the election of 1860 .
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^ November 6, 1860 - Abraham Lincoln, a Republican of Illinois, wins election as U.S. president.
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^ The Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin as candidates for president and vice president in the 1860 election.
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[16] .The party remained a part of the Union during the American Civil War and presided over Reconstruction.^ The party fought for the Union in the American Civil War and presided over Reconstruction .
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^ Who was president of the United States during the Civil War?
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^ The party remained a part of the Union during the American Civil War and presided over Reconstruction.
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.In the election of 1864, a majority of Republicans united with pro-war Democrats to nominate Lincoln to the National Union Party ticket.^ Majority Party: Republican (28 seats) .
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^ Abraham Lincoln represented the then young, growing, and united republican party.

^ Majority Party: Republican (59 seats) .
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.A faction of Radical Republicans split with the party and formed the Radical Democracy Party.^ The Republican Party, or GOP, formed in 1854.
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^ A faction of Radical Republicans split with the party and formed the Radical Democracy Party .
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^ The most serious split occurred in the Republican ranks, where the renomination of President William Howard Taft in 1912 caused Progressives to bolt and form the Progressive (or Bull Moose) party, which nominated former President Theodore Roosevelt.
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This group chose John C. Frémont as its presidential candidate, before reaching a political agreement and withdrawing from the election in September 1864.
.The party's success created factionalism within the party in the 1870s.^ The party's success created factionalism within the party in the 1870s.
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^ The party's success spawned factionalism within the party in the 1870s.
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^ How to Support the Log Cabin Republicans The Log Cabin Republicans is a gay and lesbian organization created in order to further the causes of homosexuals and advocate their issues within the Republican Party.
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.Those disturbed by Ulysses S. Grant ran Horace Greeley for the presidency against him.^ Those disturbed by Ulysses S. Grant ran Horace Greeley for the presidency against him.
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^ In 1872 Republicans dissatisfied with President Ulysses S. Grant formed the short-lived Liberal Republican party and nominated as their candidate the journalist Horace Greeley.
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^ Republican presidents included Ulysses Grant (1869-1877), Rutherhood Hayes (1877-1881), James Garfield (1881) and Chester Arthur (1881-1885).

.The Stalwarts defended the spoils system; the Half-Breeds pushed for reform of the civil service.^ The Stalwarts defended the spoils system ; the Half-Breeds pushed for reform of the Civil service .
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^ Civil service reform was also attempted.
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^ The Stalwarts defended the spoils system ; the Half-Breeds pushed for reform of the civil service .
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.The GOP supported business generally, hard money (i.e., the gold standard), high tariffs, generous pensions for Union veterans, and the annexation of Hawaii.^ The GOP supported big business generally, hard money (i.e.
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^ The GOP supported business generally, hard money (i.e., the gold standard ), high tariffs , generous pensions for Union veterans, and the annexation of Hawaii .
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^ The GOP supported big business generally, hard money (i.e., the gold standard ), high tariffs , and generous pensions for Union veterans.
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.The Republicans supported the Protestants who demanded Prohibition.^ The Republicans supported the Protestants who demanded Prohibition .
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^ In cultural issues it supported the pietistic Protestants (especially the Methodists) who demanded prohibition .
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^ In cultural issues it supported the pietistic Protestants (especially the Methodists) who demanded Prohibition .
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.As the Northern post-bellum economy boomed with heavy and light industry, railroads, mines, fast-growing cities and prosperous agriculture, the Republicans took credit and promoted policies to sustain the fast growth.^ As the Northern post-bellum economy boomed with industry, railroads, mines, and fast-growing cities, as well as prosperous agriculture, the Republicans took credit and promoted policies to keep the fast growth going.
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^ As the Northern post-bellum economy boomed with heavy and light industry, railroads, mines, fast-growing cities and prosperous agriculture, the Republicans took credit and promoted policies to sustain the fast growth.
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^ As the Northern post-war economy boomed with industry, railroads, mines, and fast-growing cities, as well as prosperous agriculture, the Republicans took credit and promoted policies to keep the fast growth going.
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.Nevertheless, by 1890 the Republicans had agreed to the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Interstate Commerce Commission in response to complaints from owners of small businesses and farmers.^ By 1890 the Republicans had agreed to the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and the Interstate Commerce Commission in response to complaints from owners of small businesses and farmers.
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^ By 1890, the Republicans had agreed to the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Interstate Commerce Commission in response to complaints from owners of small businesses and farmers.
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^ But by 1890, the Republicans had agreed to the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and the Interstate Commerce Commission in response to complaints from owners of small businesses and farmers.
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.The high McKinley Tariff of 1890 hurt the party and the Democrats swept to a landslide in the off-year elections, even defeating McKinley himself.^ After years of Democratic domination, state elections were even fights.
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^ The high McKinley Tariff of 1890 hurt the party and the Democrats swept to a landslide in the off-year elections, even defeating McKinley himself.
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^ This year is evolving into what could be one of the most important election years for the Republican Party in many, many years.

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States (1901–1909).
.After the two terms of Democrat Grover Cleveland, the election of William McKinley in 1896 is widely seen as a resurgence of Republican dominance and is sometimes cited as a realigning election.^ In 1896, William McKinley of Ohio became the Republican candidate.
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^ The election of William McKinley in 1896 is widely seen as a resurgence of Republican dominance and is sometimes cited as a realigning election .
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^ Democrats will remain the Republicans (in historical terms).
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.McKinley promised that high tariffs would end the severe hardship caused by the Panic of 1893, and that the GOP would guarantee a sort of pluralism in which all groups would benefit.^ McKinley promised that high tariffs would end the severe hardship caused by the Panic of 1893 , and that the GOP would guarantee a sort of pluralism in which all groups would benefit.
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^ The high McKinley Tariff of 1890 hurt the party and the Democrats swept to a landslide in the off-year elections, even defeating McKinley himself.
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^ The GOP, after all, are famously big fans of demonstrations and dedicated to shaping policies in ways that will benefit the incoming administration.
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.The Republicans were cemented as the party of business, though mitigated by the succession of Theodore Roosevelt who embraced trust busting.^ The Republican party was a success from the beginning.
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^ Theodore Roosevelt represented the progressive faction of the Republican Party.
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^ The Republicans were cemented as the party of business, though mitigated by the succession of Theodore Roosevelt who embraced trust-busting .
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.He later ran on a third party ticket of the Progressive Party and challenged his previous successor William Howard Taft.^ He later ran of a third party ticket of the Progressive Party and challenged his previous successor William Howard Taft .
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^ He later ran on a third party ticket of the Progressive Party and challenged his previous successor William Howard Taft .
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^ The most serious split occurred in the Republican ranks, where the renomination of President William Howard Taft in 1912 caused Progressives to bolt and form the Progressive (or Bull Moose) party, which nominated former President Theodore Roosevelt.
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.The party controlled the presidency throughout the 1920s, running on a platform of opposition to the League of Nations, high tariffs, and promotion of business interests.^ The party controlled the presidency throughout the 1920s, running on a platform of opposition to the League of Nations , high tariffs, and promotion of business interests.
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^ The party controlled the presidency throughout the 1920s , running on a platform of opposition to the League of Nations, high tariffs, and promotion of business interests.
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^ The party controlled the presidency throughout the 1920s, running on a platform of opposition to the League of Nations, high tariffs, and promotion of business interests.
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.Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover were resoundingly elected in 1920, 1924, and 1928 respectively.^ Warren G. Harding , Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover were resoundingly elected in 1920 , 1924 , and 1928 respectively.
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^ The Republican nominee in 1928 was Herbert Hoover.
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^ The Republican ticket of Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge won the 1920 election by a landslide.
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.The Teapot Dome scandal threatened to hurt the party but Harding died and Coolidge blamed everything on him, as the opposition splintered in 1924. The pro-business policies of the decade seemed to produce an unprecedented prosperity until the Wall Street Crash of 1929 heralded the Great Depression.^ The Teapot Dome Scandal threatened to hurt the party but Harding died and Coolidge blamed everything on him, as the opposition splintered in 1924.
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^ Images, 0 Videos Teapot Dome scandal .
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^ The pro-business policies of the decade seemed to produce an unprecedented prosperity until the Wall Street Crash of 1929 heralded the Great Depression .
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.The New Deal coalition of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt controlled American politics for most of the next three decades, excepting the two-term presidency of Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower.^ The republicans existed before the 'new' democrats.
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^ Democrats will remain the Republicans (in historical terms).
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^ The New Deal coalition of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt controlled American politics for most of the next three decades, excepting the two-term presidency of Republican Dwight Eisenhower .
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.African Americans began moving toward favoring the Democratic Party during Roosevelt's time.^ African Americans began moving toward favoring the Democratic Party during Roosevelt's time.
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^ The African American vote held for Hoover in 1932, but started moving toward Roosevelt.
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^ Within a short time informal parties did develop, even though their adherents still insisted they disapproved of parties as a permanent feature in American politics.
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.After Roosevelt took office in 1933, New Deal legislation sailed through Congress at lightning speed.^ After Roosevelt took office in 1933, New Deal legislation sailed through Congress at lightning speed.
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^ American Civil War , which had started in 1861, continued through this Congress and ended later in 1865 Major legislation .
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^ I met Keith twenty years ago while a volunteer on his father Ed's campaigns for Congress and local office in Suffolk County, New York where I went to college.
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.In the 1934 midterm elections, 10 Republican senators went down to defeat, leaving them with only 25 against 71 Democrats.^ Democrats against Republicans.
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^ In the 1934 midterm elections, ten Republican senators went down to defeat, leaving them with only 25 against 71 Democrats.
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^ The Democrats regained control of the House and Senate in the 2006 midterm elections.
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.The House of Representatives was split in a similar ratio.^ The House of Representatives was split in a similar ratio.
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^ The House of Representatives was also split in a similar ratio.
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.Republicans in Congress heavily criticized the "Second New Deal" and likened it to class warfare and socialism.^ The "Second New Deal" was heavily criticized by the Republicans in Congress, who likened it to class warfare and socialism .
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^ In the aftermath of the election The Weekly Standard published a number of articles highly critical of how the Republican Party had managed the United States Congress.
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^ But new economic and social issues sorely tested Republican unity and promoted internecine warfare, contributing to Democratic presidential victories in 1992 and 1996 and further gains in the 1998 midterm elections.
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.The volume of legislation, and the inability of the Republicans to block it, soon elevated the level of opposition to Roosevelt.^ The volume of legislation, and the inability of the Republicans to block it, soon made the opposition to Roosevelt develop into bitterness.
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^ Hoover and the Republicans were blamed for the disastrous economic depression that soon enveloped the country, and the Democrats, under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, were swept into office in 1932.
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^ The volume of legislation, as well as the inability of the Republicans to block it, soon made the opposition to Roosevelt develop into bitterness and sometimes hatred for "that man in the White House."
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.Conservative Democrats, mostly from the South, joined with Republicans led by Senator Robert Taft to create the conservative coalition, which dominated domestic issues in Congress until 1964. The Republicans recaptured Congress in 1946 after gaining 13 seats in the Senate and 55 seats in the House.^ The Republicans also increased their majorities in both houses of Congress, as retiring Senate Democrats from the South were replaced by Republicans.
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^ The South has become almost as solidly Republican as it was solidly Democratic before 1964.
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^ Republicans also gained four seats in the Senate and three seats in the House of Representatives.
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Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (1981–1989).
.The second half of the 20th century saw election of several Republican presidents: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush.^ Ronald Reagan continued in the same theme, but George H. W. Bush was somewhat more associated with the moderates.
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^ See also: 2008 United States presidential election President Bush is constitutionally ineligible to seek another term and Vice President Dick Cheney has announced that he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination.
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^ In the country’s second critical election, in 1896, the Republicans won the presidency and control of both houses of Congress, and the Republican Party became the majority party in most states outside the South.
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.The Republican Party, led by House Republican Minority Whip Newt Gingrich campaigning on a Contract with America, were elected to majorities to both houses of Congress in the Republican Revolution of 1994. The Senate majority lasted until 2001, when the Senate became split evenly but was regained in the 2002 elections.^ Majority Party: Republican (28 seats) .
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^ Minority Party: Republican (42 seats) .
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^ Republican Party has held the majority in both houses of Congress since the 1994 elections ; since 2001, the president has been George W. Bush , a Republican.
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.Both Republican majorities in the House and Senate were held until the Democrats regained control in the mid-term elections of 2006. In the 21st century, the Republican Party has been defined by social conservatism, a preemptive war foreign policy intended to defeat terrorism and promote global democracy, a more powerful executive branch, supply-side economics, support for gun ownership, and deregulation.^ Majority Party: Republican (28 seats) .
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^ The Republicans remained in control of the White House until 1933.
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^ No Democratic-held seats had fallen to the Republican Party in the 2006 elections .
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.In the Presidential election of 2008, the party's nominees were Senator John McCain, of Arizona, for President and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for Vice President.^ Election Guide 2008 - Presidential Election - Politics ".
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^ After an intense primary season campaign, John McCain , Senator from Arizona , emerged as the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 2008 presidential election , but lost in the general election to Barack Obama , his Democratic Party opponent.
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^ Washington -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain has chosen Sarah Palin, currently the governor of Alaska, as his running mate.
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.They were defeated by Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden.^ Senator Joe Biden, aged 64, Senator for Delaware since 1973!
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^ President Barack Obama’s Senate seat.
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^ Senator Joe Biden of Delaware * Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut * Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina * Former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska * Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio * Former Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa * Senator Barack Obama of Illinois .
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.In 2009, Republicans Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell were elected to the governorships of New Jersey and Virginia and in 2010, Republican Scott Brown won the Massachusetts special Senate election.^ Scott Brown will be sworn in as Massachusetts senator Thursday .
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^ No Republican has a won a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts since 1972.
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^ Garrett, Scott, New Jersey, 5th .
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.Their victories were seen by some as a repudiation of the Democratic Administration and a harbinger of anti-incumbent sentiment against Democrats in the upcoming 2010 elections.^ During the 1880s and 1890s, the Republicans struggled against the Democrats' efforts, winning several close elections and losing two to Grover Cleveland (in 1884 and 1892 ).
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^ Greeley was seen as an oddball reformer with no government experience and a long record of vehement attacks against the very Democrats he now called on for support.
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^ Due to a largely disastrous administration, he had no interest in reelection; still, the Democrats, and Stephen A. Douglas in particular, were favored to win the election.
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[17][18]

Name and symbols

1874 Nast cartoon featuring the first notable appearance of the Republican elephant[19]
.The party's founding members chose the name "Republican Party" in the mid-1850s in part as homage to Thomas Jefferson (it was the name initially used by his party).^ Typically used by conservative members of the U.S. Republican Party to describe less conservative Republicans.
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^ Nast cartoon featuring the first notable appearance of the Republican elephant [ 14 ] The party's founding members chose the name "Republican Party" in the mid-1850s in part as an homage to Thomas Jefferson (it was the name initially used by his party).
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^ The party's founding members chose the name "Republican Party" in the mid-1850s in part as an homage to Thomas Jefferson (it was the name initially used by his party).
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[20][21] .The name echoed the 1776 republican values of civic virtue and opposition to aristocracy and corruption.^ The party founders adopted the name "Republican," echoing the 1776 Republicanism values of civic virtue and opposition to aristocracy and corruption.
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^ The name echoed the 1776 republican values of civic virtue and opposition to aristocracy and corruption.
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^ The party founders adopted the name "Republican" to indicate it was the carrier of "republican" beliefs about civic virtue, and opposition to aristocracy and corruption.
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[22]
.The term "Grand Old Party" is a traditional nickname for the Republican Party, and the initialism "G.O.P." (or "GOP") is a commonly used designation.^ Fisher Ames , a leading Federalist, used the term "Jacobin" to link members of Jefferson's party to the terrorists of the French Revolution .
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^ John and Ken , los angeles , mike schroeder , OC GOP , recall , Republican Party , san bernardino , tax revolt , tim whitacre.

^ Keep the pressure on the GOP over this latest example of party first and the Democrats could have a decent mid-term next year.
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According to the Republican Party, the term "gallant old party" was used in 1875.[23] According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first known reference to the Republican Party as the "grand old party" came in 1876. The first use of the abbreviation GOP is dated 1884.
.The traditional mascot of the party is the elephant.^ The traditional mascot of the party is the elephant .
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^ The Republican mascot is an elephant The Official Seal Of The Republican Party as of September 12th, 2009.
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.A political cartoon by Thomas Nast, published in Harper's Weekly on November 7, 1874, is considered the first important use of the symbol.^ A political cartoon by Thomas Nast , published in Harper's Weekly on November 7 , 1874 , is considered the first important use of the symbol [6] .
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^ A political cartoon by Thomas Nast , published in Harper's Weekly on 7 November 1874 , is considered the first important use of the symbol.
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^ A political cartoon by Thomas Nast , published in Harper's Weekly on November 7, 1874, is considered the first important use of the symbol.
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[24] .In the early 20th century, the usual symbol of the Republican Party in Midwestern states such as Indiana and Ohio was the eagle, as opposed to the Democratic rooster.^ The state of the Republican Party is questionable but promising.
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^ The symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant.
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^ Cartoon/BrowseByDateCartoon.asp?Year=2003&Month=November&Date=7 Cartoon of the Day: "The Third-Term Panic" In the early 20th century, the usual symbol of the Republican Party in Midwestern states such as Indiana and Ohio was the eagle , as opposed to the Democratic donkey.
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.This symbol still appears on Indiana, New York[25], and West Virginia[26] ballots.^ This symbol still appears on Indiana, New York [ 20 ] , and West Virginia [ 21 ] ballots.
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^ This symbol still appears on Indiana ballots.
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^ This symbol still appears on Indiana, New York [ 17 ] , and West Virginia [ 18 ] ballots.
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.After the 2000 election, the color red became associated with the GOP, although the party has not officially adopted it.^ After the 2000 election, the color red became associated with the GOP although it has not been officially adopted by the party.
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^ After the 2000 election , the color red became associated with the GOP, although it has not been officially adopted by the party.
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^ Red became the party's color in the 2000 U.S. Presidential election .
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.That election night, for the first time, all of the major broadcast networks used the same color scheme for the electoral map: states won by Republican nominee George W. Bush were colored red, and states won by Democratic nominee Al Gore were colored blue.^ George Bush, Reagan's Vice-President, became the Republican nominee and then President of the United States.
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^ That election night, for the first time, all of the major broadcast networks used the same color scheme for the electoral map: states won by Republican nominee George W. Bush were colored red, and states won by Democratic nominee Al Gore were colored blue.
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^ Al Gore contested George Bush and the outcome of the election.
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.Although the assignment of colors to political parties is unofficial and informal, they have come to be widely recognized by the media to represent the respective political parties (see Political color and Red states and blue states for more details).^ Politics of the United States Political parties Elections .
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^ I realize they report to and represent their state.
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^ State Green Parties State media contacts .
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Structure and composition

.The Republican National Committee (RNC) is responsible for promoting Republican campaign activities.^ Copyright 2008 Republican National Committee .
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^ Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Republican National Committee (RNC) is responsible for promoting Republican campaign activities.
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^ The Republican National Committee (RNC) is responsible for promoting Republican campaign activities.
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.It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy.^ It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy.
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^ It is responsible for developing farts,and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy.
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^ That includes everything from recruiting and training our area coordinators and precinct chairmen to coordinating our election campaign strategy.
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.Its current chairman is the first African American elected to the post, Michael S. Steele.^ Had he received the GOP nomination and been elected, Giuliani would have been the first Italian-American to hold the office of president, as well as the second Roman Catholic after John F. Kennedy .
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^ The Republican Party faces a long list of problems with no clear national leader and an identity crisis that will play out during a period of good will for the first African-American elected president.
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^ On the same night that Americans world-historically elected the first post-colonial leader of a superpower , Californians viciously rejected marriage equality , denying millions of Californians the established constitutional right to marry the partner of their choice.
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.The chairman of the RNC is chosen by the President when the Republicans have the White House or otherwise by the Party's state committees.^ Nehring is the Chairman of the largest Republican state party in the United States.
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^ The chairman of the RNC is chosen by the President when the Republicans have the White House or otherwise by the Party's state committees.
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^ Republican state committee, by the chairman and secretary of the Republican state committee, and forwarded to the secretary of the Republican National Committee.
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.The RNC, under the direction of the party's presidential candidate, supervises the Republican National Convention, raises funds, and coordinates campaign strategy.^ In presidential elections it supervises the national convention and, under the direction of the presidential candidate, it raises funds, commissions polls, and coordinates campaign strategy.
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^ In presidential elections, the committee, under the direction of the presidential candidate, supervises the national convention, raises funds, and coordinates campaign strategy.
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^ The Jacksonians held their first national convention as the “Republican Party” in 1832.
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.On the local level, there are similar state committees in every state and most large cities, counties and legislative districts, but they have far less money and influence than the national body.^ They want less government and lower taxes at every level.
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^ On the local level yes, the state level maybe, the national level, no.
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^ There are similar state committees in every state and most large cities, counties, and legislative districts, but they have far less money and influence than the national body.
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.The Republican House and Senate caucuses have separate fundraising and strategy committees.^ The Republican House and Senate have powerful fundraising and strategy committees.
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^ The Republican Party in House and Senate have powerful fundraising and strategy committees.
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^ The Democratic Party in the House and Senate have powerful fundraising and strategy committees.
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.The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) assists in House races, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) in Senate races.^ The Republican Majority for Choice and the WISH List (Women in the Senate and House) hope to team up to drag the party to the left.
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^ In other contests, Republicans strengthened their hold on both the Senate and the House, while Democrats made a comeback in state legislative races.
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^ Even within the Republican Party, the members of the House and the Senate could not always agree.
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.They each raise over $100 million per election cycle, and play important roles in recruiting strong state candidates, while the Republican Governors Association (RGA) assists in state gubernatorial races; it is currently chaired by Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi.^ List of current United States governors .
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^ They each raise over $100 million per election cycle, and play important roles in recruiting strong state candidates.
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^ The Republican Governors Association is a discussion group that seldom funds state races.
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.The Republican Party includes fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, neoconservatives, Moderates, and libertarians.^ I'm fiscally conservative and socially moderate, but very, very, very secular.

^ For example there are social conservatives , Republican In Name Only , paleoconservatives , neoconservatives , moderate s, fiscal conservatives , Log Cabin Republicans , and libertarians .
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^ For example there are social conservatives , Republican In Name Only , paleoconservatives , neoconservatives , moderate s, fiscal conservatives, Log Cabin Republicans , and libertarians .
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.Prior to the formation of the conservative coalition, which helped realign the Democratic and Republican party ideologies in the mid-1960s, the party historically advocated classical liberalism, paleoconservatism, and progressivism.^ The conservative wing of the Democratic party was weakened by these defections to the Republicans.
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^ That coalition became the Democratic Party.
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^ It's fun to watch liberals and Democrats give the Republican Party advice.
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Economic policies

.Republicans emphasize the role of free markets and individual achievement as the primary factors behind economic prosperity.^ Republicans emphasize the role of corporate and personal decision making in fostering economic prosperity.
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^ Republicans emphasize the role of free market decision making in fostering economic prosperity.
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^ I believe free enterprise and encouraging individual intitiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.

.To this end, they favor laissez-faire economics, fiscal conservatism, and the promotion of personal responsibility over welfare programs.^ They favor laissez-faire free markets , economic liberty , fiscal conservatism , personal responsibility , and policies supporting business.
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^ They favored New Deal programs, including regulation and welfare.
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^ Support for the Bill among the politically responsive (those concerned with the health and economic welfare of their fellow citizens) could easily be expected to run as high as 90%+ .
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.A leading economic theory advocated by modern Republicans is supply-side economics.^ A leading economic theory advocated by modern Republicans is supply-side economics .
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^ The predominant economic theory held by modern Republicans is Reaganomics .
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^ Images, 0 Videos Supply-side economics .
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.Some fiscal policies influenced by this theory were popularly known as "Reaganomics," a term popularized during the Presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan.^ Some fiscal policies influenced by this theory were popularly known as " Reaganomics ," a term popularized during the Presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan .
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^ Popularized by Ronald Reagan , this theory holds that reduced income tax rates increase GDP growth and thereby generate more revenue for the government from the taxes on the extra growth.
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^ When it comes to Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment -- "Thou shalt not speak ill of thy fellow Republicans" -- GOP presidential candidates seem to be losing their religion.
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.This theory holds that reduced income tax rates increase GDP growth and thereby generate the same or more revenue for the government from the smaller tax on the extra growth.^ Popularized by Ronald Reagan , this theory holds that reduced income tax rates increase GDP growth and thereby generate more revenue for the government from the taxes on the extra growth.
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^ GDP - real growth rate: .
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^ Taxes get reduced, more revenue come in.
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.This belief is reflected, in part, by the party's long-term advocacy of tax cuts.^ This belief is reflected, in part, by the party's long-term advocacy of tax cuts.
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^ This belief is reflected, in part, by the party's long-term advocacy of tax cuts, a major Republican theme since the 1920s.
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^ Ah, the folk belief that "cutting taxes improves the economy", so charmingly clung to sans any particular evidence.
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.Many Republicans consider the income tax system to be inherently inefficient and oppose graduated tax rates, which they believe are unfairly targeted at those who create jobs and wealth.^ They will "punish" those who vote for her.
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^ This mindset is seen most often in the party's push for lower tax rates; they consider the income tax to be inherently inefficient, and unfair to the people they say create the wealth and the jobs.
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^ They consider the income tax to be inherently inefficient, and unfair to the people they say create the wealth and the jobs.
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.They believe private spending is usually more efficient than government spending.^ They believe private spending is (usually) more efficient than public spending.
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^ They believe private spending is usually more efficient than government spending.
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^ They see taxes as a drag on the economy, and believe private spending is (usually) more efficient than public spending.
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.Republicans oppose the estate tax.^ The Republican Party believes balancing the budget is essential but opposes the Democrats' attempt to do so through higher taxes.
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^ So far the religious Republicans have supported the Wall Street program of reducing taxes on the rich (the capital gains tax, dividend tax, estate tax, and upper-income bracket taxes).
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^ In addition, the Republican Party is strongly opposed to the taxation of Social Security benefits and we pledge to oppose any attempts to tax these benefits.
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.Most Republicans agree there should be a "safety net" to assist the less fortunate; however, they tend to believe the private sector is more effective in helping the poor than government is; as a result, Republicans support giving government grants to faith-based and other private charitable organizations to supplant welfare spending.^ Republicans believe the private sector and/or the individual are better suited than the government to control their own lives.
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^ However, it was more than just procedural machinations that produced this result.
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^ Many Republicans tend to support faith based initiatives.
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.Members of the GOP also believe that limits on eligibility and benefits must be in place to ensure the safety net is not abused.^ Members of the GOP also believe that limits on eligibility and benefits must be in place to ensure the safety net is not abused.
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^ The Republicans believe there should be a "safety net" to assist the less fortunate, but debate with their opponents how big and expensive it should be, who should be eligible and whether it is publicly or privately funded.
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^ Compared with Democrats, many conservatives believe in a more robust version of federalism with greater limitations placed upon federal power and a larger role reserved for the States .
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.Republicans introduced and strongly supported the welfare reform of 1996, which was signed into law by Democratic President Clinton, and which limited eligibility for welfare, successfully leading to many former welfare recipients finding jobs.^ Republicans and Democrats both support this policy.
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^ Republicans introduced and strongly supported the welfare reform of 1996 , which was signed into law by Democratic President Clinton, and which limited eligibility for welfare, successfully leading to many former welfare recipients finding jobs.
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^ Republicans strongly supported the welfare reform of 1996 , which limited eligibility for welfare and successfully led to many former welfare recipients finding jobs.
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.The party opposes a government-run single-payer health care system, believing such a system constitutes socialized medicine and is in favor of a personal or employer-based system of insurance, supplemented by Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid, which covers approximately 40% of the poor.^ The “single-payer” government health system, such as in Canada and Great Britain is what we have left.
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^ "[But] this bill amounts to a government takeover of our health care system."

^ Republicans support the private practice of medicine and oppose socialized medicine in the form of a government-run universal health care system.
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[29] .The GOP has a mixed record of supporting the historically popular Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid programs.^ Social welfare programs to support the poor.
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^ They greatly support programs like welfare, Medicare, and Medicaid.
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^ The GOP has a mixed record of supporting the historically popular Social Security , Medicare and Medicaid programs, all of which Republicans initially opposed.
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.Congressional Republicans and the Bush administration supported a reduction in Medicaid's growth rate;[30] however, congressional Republicans expanded Medicare, supporting a new drug plan for seniors starting in 2006. Many Republicans support increased health insurance portability, laws promoting coverage of pre-existing medical conditions, a cap on malpractice lawsuits, the implementation of a streamlined electronic medical records system, an emphasis on preventative care rather than emergency room care, and tax benefits aimed at making health insurance more affordable for the uninsured and targeted to promote universal access.^ On the other hand, congressional Republicans expanded Medicare, supporting a new drug plan for seniors starting in 2006.
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^ It's a pre-existing condition Stupidity We can't see It's a pre-existing condition We don't care We don't care .

^ Republicans support a strong educational system.
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.They generally oppose government funding for elective abortions.^ From the oped:Taxes and spending: the government should live within its means and oppose higher tax bills to fund a bloated budget; the voters know government needs to cut spending.

^ Why should we who oppose abortion be forced against our will to fund abortions?
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^ Waste and Fraud in Government Contracts – We are opposed to waste and fraud in government contracts and recommend the Attorney General of the United States investigate fraud and misuse of government funds in government contracts prosecuting those found to be responsible.
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.Republicans are generally opposed by labor union management and members, and have supported various legislation on the state and federal levels, including right to work legislation and the Taft-Hartley Act, which gives workers the right not to participate in unions, as opposed to a closed shop, which prohibits workers from choosing not to join unions in workplaces.^ We support right-to-work laws and reject mandatory closed union shops where workers are coerced to join unions against their will.
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^ The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 was designed to balance the rights of management and labor.
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^ Republicans are generally opposed by labor union management and members, and have supported various legislation on the state and federal levels, including right to work legislation and the Taft-Hartley Act , which gives workers the right not to participate in unions, as opposed to a closed shop , which prohibits workers from choosing not to join unions in workplaces.
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.Some Republicans are opposed to increases in the minimum wage, believing that such increases hurt many businesses by forcing them to cut jobs and services, export jobs overseas, and raise the prices of goods to compensate for the decrease in profit.^ Republicans generally oppose increases in the minimum wage, believing that the minimum wage increases unemployment and discourages business.
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^ Republicans generally oppose increases in the minimum wage, believing that the minimum wage increases unemployment and cuts the profits of businesses.
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^ Republicans generally oppose increases in the minimum wage , believing that minimum wage increases hurt many businesses by forcing them to cut jobs and services as well as raise the prices of goods to compensate for the decrease in profit.
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Separation of powers and balance of powers

.Many current Republicans voice support of "strict constructionism," the judicial philosophy that the Constitution should be interpreted narrowly and as close to the original intent as is practicable rather than a more flexible "living Constitution" model.^ Many leave their practices rather than deal with the current system.
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^ I think it should be more severe than that.
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^ Many current Republicans voice support of " strict constructionism ," the judicial philosophy that the Constitution should be interpreted narrowly and as close to the original intent as is practicable rather than a more flexible "living Constitution" model.
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[32] Most Republicans point to Roe v. .Wade as a case of judicial activism, where the court overturned most laws restricting abortion on the basis of a right to privacy inferred from the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.^ Who wrote the United States Constitution?
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^ Several other restrictions are specified by constitutional amendments, especially the Bill of Rights .
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^ The United States Bill of Rights, comprising ten constitutional amendments, was ratified in 1791.
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.Some Republicans have actively sought to block judges whom they see as being activist judges and have sought the appointment of judges who claim to practice judicial restraint.^ Some Republicans have actively sought to block judges who they see as being activist judges and they have sought the appointment of judges who claim to practice judicial restraint .
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^ Some Republicans have actively sought to block judges whom they see as being activist judges and they have sought the appointment of judges who claim to practice judicial restraint .
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^ Some Republicans have actively sought to block judges whom they see as being activist judges and have sought the appointment of judges who claim to practice judicial restraint .
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.Other Republicans, though, argue that it is the right of judges to extend the interpretation of the Constitution and judge actions by the legislative or executive branches as legal or unconstitutional on previously unarticulated grounds.^ Other Republicans, though, argue that it is the right of judges to extend the interpretation of the constitution and judge actions by the legislative or executive branches as legal or unconstitutional on previously unarticulated grounds.
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^ Other Republicans, though, argue that it is the right of judges to extend the interpretation of the Constitution and judge actions by the legislative or executive branches as legal or unconstitutional on previously unarticulated grounds.
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^ Other Republicans in the tradition of William Howard Taft argue that it is the job of judges of to enforce fairness interpret the Constitution, and protect the rights of citizens against state legislatures.
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.The issue of judicial deference to the legislature is a matter of some debate — like the Democrats, most Republicans criticize court decisions that overturn their own (conservative) legislation as overstepping bounds and support decisions that overturn opposing legislation.^ Republicans, like the Democrats, are aware of some compelling demographic realities.
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^ Republicans and Democrats both support this policy.
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^ The issue of judicial deference to the legislature is a matter of some debate — like the Democrats, most Republicans criticize court decisions which overturn their own (conservative) legislation as overstepping bounds and support decisions which overturn opposing legislation.
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.Some commentators have advocated that the Republicans take a more aggressive approach and support legislative supremacy more firmly.^ Those are some of the solutions Republicans are advocating.
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^ Some commentators have advocated that the Republicans take a more aggressive approach and support legislative supremacy more firmly.
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^ In some recent polls, a hypothetical Tea Party wins more support than Democrats or Republicans, and the most anti-establishment Tea Party activists push to fight as a third party.

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.The Republican Party has supported various bills within the last decade to strip some or all federal courts of the ability to hear certain types of cases, in an attempt to limit judicial review.^ This is what the Republican party is all about.
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^ The Republican party has supported various bills within the last decade to strip some or all federal courts of the ability to hear certain types of cases, in an attempt to limit judicial review.
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^ No" for his opposition to tax increases and spending bills, Paul has chastened his fellow Republicans for abandoning the party's commitment to limited government, and for helping to create an unsustainable national debt now in the trillions of dollars.
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.These jurisdiction stripping laws have included removing federal review of the recognition of same-sex marriage with the Marriage Protection Act,[34] the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance with the Pledge Protection Act, and the rights of detainees in Guantanamo Bay in the Detainee Treatment Act.^ These jurisdiction stripping laws have included removing federal review of the recognition of same-sex marriage with the Marriage Protection Act , [5] the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance with the Pledge Protection Act , and the rights of detainees in Guantanamo Bay in the Detainee Treatment Act .
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^ These "court stripping" laws have included removing federal review of the recognition of same-sex marriage with the Marriage Protection Act [3] , the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance with the Pledge Protection Act , and the rights of detainees in Guantanamo Bay in the Detainee Treatment Act .
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^ These jurisdiction stripping laws have included removing federal review of the recognition of same-sex marriage with the Marriage Protection Act , 27 the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance with the Pledge Protection Act , and the rights of detainees in Guantanamo Bay in the Detainee Treatment Act .
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The Supreme Court overruled the last of these limitations in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.
.Compared with Democrats, many Republicans believe in a more robust version of federalism with greater limitations placed upon federal power and a larger role reserved for the States.^ Compared with Democrats, many conservatives believe in a more robust version of federalism with greater limitations placed upon federal power; however they do not support active roles for state or local government.
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^ Compared with Democrats, many Republicans believe in a more robust version of federalism with greater limitations placed upon federal power and a larger role reserved for the States .
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^ Compared with Democrats, many conservatives believe in a more robust version of federalism with greater limitations placed upon federal power and a larger role reserved for the States .
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Following this view on federalism, Republicans often take a less expansive reading of congressional power under the Commerce Clause, such as in the opinion of William Rehnquist in United States v. Lopez. Many Republicans on the more libertarian wing wish for a more dramatic narrowing of Commerce Clause power by revisiting, among other cases, Wickard v. .Filburn, a case that held that growing wheat on a farm for consumption on the same farm fell under congressional power to "regulate commerce ...^ Filburn , a case which held that growing wheat on a farm for consumption on the same farm fell under congressional power to "regulate commerce ...
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^ Filburn , a case that held that growing wheat on a farm for consumption on the same farm fell under congressional power to "regulate commerce ...
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^ A number of Republicans on the more libertarian wing wish for a more dramatic narrowing of commerce clause power by revisitting among cases, Wickard v.
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among the several States".
.President George W. Bush was a proponent of the unitary executive theory and cited it within his signing statements about legislation passed by Congress.^ President Bush has promoted the "unitary executive theory" and has cited it in his signing statements about legislation passed by Congress.
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^ President George W. Bush is a proponent of the unitary executive theory and has cited it within his signing statements about legislation passed by Congress.
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^ President George W. Bush was a proponent of the unitary executive theory and cited it within his signing statements about legislation passed by Congress.
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[35] The administration's interpretation of the unitary executive theory was called seriously into question by Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, where the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that the President does not have sweeping powers to override or ignore laws through his power as commander in chief,[36] stating "the Executive is bound to comply with the Rule of Law that prevails."[37] Following the ruling, the Bush administration has sought Congressional authorization for programs started only on executive mandate, as was the case with the Military Commissions Act, or abandoned illegal programs it had previously asserted executive authority to enact, in the case of the National Security Agency domestic wiretapping program.
.The Republican Party supports the status quo of the current political status of Puerto Rico, which is that the island is free to hold referendums to decide their status within the United States.^ Shop for Republican Party United States at ml-shopping.com .
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^ Nehring is the Chairman of the largest Republican state party in the United States.
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^ List of current United States governors .
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Environmental policies

.Some Republicans are skeptical of anthropogenic global warming and question scientific studies on the impact of human activity on climate change.^ Thompson is skeptical that humanity is to blame for [[global warming]].
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^ Most Republicans are skeptical of anthropogenic global warming and question scientific studies on the impact of human activity on climate change, instead asserting that global warming is part of "natural" cyclical phenomenon, or caused by a number of other alternative theories .
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^ A considerable percentage of Republicans are skeptical of anthropogenic global warming and doubt scientific studies that demonstrate the impact human activity has on climate change, instead asserting that global warming is part of natural cyclical phenomenon.
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.Instead, they assert that global warming is part of a natural cyclical phenomenon, or is caused by a number of other alternative factors.^ Most Republicans are skeptical of anthropogenic global warming and question scientific studies on the impact of human activity on climate change, instead asserting that global warming is part of "natural" cyclical phenomenon, or caused by a number of other alternative theories .
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^ A considerable percentage of Republicans are skeptical of anthropogenic global warming and doubt scientific studies that demonstrate the impact human activity has on climate change, instead asserting that global warming is part of natural cyclical phenomenon.
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^ In the past, many Republicans were skeptical of anthropogenic global warming and questioned scientific studies on impact of human activity on climate change, instead asserting that global warming is part of "natural" cyclical phenomenon.
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.October 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] John McCain, the Republican nominee for president in 2008, was a strong advocate of legislation to regulate the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.^ Senator John McCain accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency.
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^ John McCain , the Republican nominee for president, is a strong advocate of legislation to regulate the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
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^ John McCain , the Republican nominee for president in 2008, was a strong advocate of legislation to regulate the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
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.In the past, the Republican Party has supported the protection of the environment.^ The Democratic Party supports many measures to protect the environment.
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^ Historically, the Republican Party has made several contributions to the protection of the environment.
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^ Both of the political parties support the environment.
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.Republican President Theodore Roosevelt was a prominent conservationist whose policies eventually led to the creation of the modern U.S. National Park Service.^ Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican, had become President in 1901 when President McKinley was assassinated.
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^ Chosen to carry on the policies of President Roosevelt (R).
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^ Republican President Theodore Roosevelt was a prominent conservationist whose policies eventually led to the creation of the modern U.S. National Park Service .
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[38] .President Richard Nixon was responsible for establishing the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970.[39] More recently, California Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, with the support of 16 other states, sued the Federal Government and the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the right to set vehicle emission standards higher than the Federal Standard,[40] a right to which California is entitled under the Clean Air Act.^ List of current United States governors .
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^ I will act to return the government to that state.
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^ More recently, California Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger , with the support of 16 other states, sued the Federal Government and the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the right to set vehicle emission standards higher than the Federal Standard , 33 a right to which California is entitled under the Clean Air Act .
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.This association however has shifted as the Democratic Party came to also support environmentalism.^ This association has weakened over time, though, as the Democratic Party came to also support environmentalism.
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^ The Republican Party came about in the early 1850s on the issue of granting western lands to settlers and supporting the abolitionist movement.
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^ However, any future changes in the party composition in the Senate during the 110th Congress would not change Democratic control of the Senate due to the organizing resolutions agreed to at the beginning of the session.
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.President George W. Bush has publicly opposed ratification of the Kyoto Protocols on the grounds that they unfairly targeted Western industrialized nations such as the United States while giving developing Global South polluters such as China and India a pass.^ China and the United States are not destined to be adversaries.

^ George Bush, Reagan's Vice-President, became the Republican nominee and then President of the United States.
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^ We support the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations.
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.Democratic President Bill Clinton also never sent the Kyoto treaty to the U.S. Senate for ratification as he also thought it unfair to the United States.^ President of the United States (en) .

^ The original content was at United States Senate .
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^ Who was the second President of the United States?
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[41]
.In 2000, the Republican Party adopted as part of its platform support for the development of market-based solutions to environmental problems.^ Republican Party of Virginia - 2008 Platform .
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^ In 2000, the Republican Party adopted as part of its platform support for the development of market-based solutions to environmental problems.
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^ (Sep 2004) Encourage market-based solutions to environmental problems.
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.According to the platform, "economic prosperity and environmental protection must advance together, environmental regulations should be based on science, the government’s role should be to provide market-based incentives to develop the technologies to meet environmental standards, we should ensure that environmental policy meets the needs of localities, and environmental policy should focus on achieving results processes."^ According to the platform, "economic prosperity and environmental protection must advance together, environmental regulations should be based on science, the government’s role should be to provide market-based incentives to develop the technologies to meet environmental standards, we should ensure that environmental policy meets the needs of localities, and environmental policy should focus on achieving results processes.
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^ According to the platform, "economic prosperity and environmental protection must advance together, environmental regulations should be based on science, the government’s role should be to provide market-based incentives to develop the technologies to meet environmental standards, we should ensure that environmental policy meets the needs of localities, and environmental policy should focus on achieving results processes."
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^ We see a special role for local, private organizations in meeting this need.
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.The Bush administration,[43] along with several of the candidates that sought the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008,[44][45][46] supported increased Federal investment into the development of clean alternative fuels, increased Nuclear energy, and well as fuels such as ethanol, as a way of helping the U.S. achieve energy independence, as opposed to supporting less use of carbon dioxide-producing methods of generating energy.^ This article refers to the selection process of the Republican U.S. presidential candidate in the 2008 general election .
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^ Currently the Bush Administration , [18] along with several of the candidates seeking the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008 , [19] [20] [21] supports increased Federal investment into the development of clean alternative fuels such as ethanol as a way of helping the U.S. achieve energy independence .
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^ Republican presidential primaries, 2008 .
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.McCain supports the cap-and-trade policy, a policy that is quite popular among Democrats but much less so among other Republicans.^ McCain supports the cap-and-trade policy, a policy that is quite popular among Democrats but much less so among other Republicans.
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^ Republicans and Democrats both support this policy.
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^ Washington – U.S.-Asian relations under the next U.S. administration are unlikely to vary much based on whether Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain wins the U.S. presidential race in November, according to senior foreign policy advisers to both candidates.
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.Most Republicans support increased oil drilling in currently protected areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a position that has drawn sharp criticism from some activists.^ Republicans were arguing that drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was now a matter of national security .
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^ Most Republicans support increased oil drilling in currently protected areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge , a position that has drawn sharp criticism from many environmental activists.
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^ Some European nations, such as Italy and Ireland, support Bush.
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Social policies

.The 2004 Republican platform expressed support for the Federal Marriage Amendment to the United States Constitution to define marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman.^ We support the definition of marriage as only between one man and one woman.
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^ We strongly support an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that would protect the flag from desecration.
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^ The constitution differed but slightly from the Constitution of the United States.
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.A majority of the GOP's national and state candidates are pro-life and oppose elective abortion on religious or moral grounds, and favor faith-based initiatives.^ A majority of the GOP's national and state candidates are pro-life and oppose abortion on religious or moral grounds, and favor faith-based initiatives .
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^ The majority of the GOP's national and state candidates oppose abortion , oppose the legalization of same sex marriage , and favor faith-based initiatives .
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^ A majority of the GOP's national and state candidates oppose abortion on religious or moral grounds, oppose the legalization of same sex marriage , and favor faith-based initiatives .
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.There are some exceptions, though, especially in the Northeast and Pacific Coast states.^ There are some exceptions, though, especially in the Northeast and Pacific Coast states.
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^ And surely there must be some Republican state's AGs pursuing these cases?
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^ So, in this respect, there is an international norm, and the experience of the United States is exceptional.
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.They are generally against affirmative action for women and some minorities often describing it as a quota system, believing that it is not meritocratic and that is counter-productive socially by only further promoting discrimination.^ The wars that they we were led to believe they were against.
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^ They support welfare benefit reductions and oppose racial quotas , and are generally dubious of the desirability of affirmative action for women and minorities.
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^ They are generally against affirmative action for women and minorities often describing it as a quota system , believing that it is not meritocratic and that is counter-productive socially by only further promoting discrimination .
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.Many Republicans support race-neutral admissions policies in universities but support taking into account the socioeconomic status of the student.^ Republicans and Democrats both support this policy.
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^ Most Republicans support school choice through charter schools and school vouchers for private schools; many have denounced the performance of the public school system and the teachers' unions.
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^ Are you implying that the Republicans will take a lesson from Snoop Dog and offer up the "Fizzolator" so that we can translate all of their many bold and profitable new ideas for America's future into more realistic language?
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[47][48] .Most of the GOP's membership favors capital punishment and stricter punishments as a means to prevent crime.^ Most of the GOP's membership favors capital punishment and stricter punishments as a means to prevent crime.
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^ See Juliet Eilperin, "Watts Walks a Tightrope on Affirmative Action," Washington Post Tuesday, May 12, 1998; Page A17, online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/affirm/stories/aa051298.htm Most of the GOP's membership favors capital punishment and stricter punishments for crime.
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^ If all life is sacred then why do so many Democrats favor abortion and oppose capital punishment?
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.Republicans generally support gun ownership rights and oppose laws regulating guns, although some Republicans in urban areas sometimes favor limited restrictions on the grounds that they are necessary to protect safety in large cities.^ Republicans generally strongly support gun ownership rights .
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^ Republicans in rural areas generally support gun ownership rights and oppose laws regulating guns, although Republicans in urban areas sometimes favor limited restrictions on the grounds that they are necessary to protect safety in large cities.
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^ It supports gun ownership rights - often a major campaign issue in rural areas.
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.Most Republicans support school choice through charter schools and school vouchers for private schools; many have denounced the performance of the public school system and the teachers' unions.^ Most Republicans support school choice through charter schools and education vouchers for private schools; and many have denounced the performance of the public school system and the teachers' unions.
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^ Government Services – We support privatization of most government services.
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^ Most Republicans support school choice through charter school s and education voucher s; and many have denounced the performance of the public school system and the teachers' unions.
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The party has insisted on a system of greater accountability for public schools, most prominently in recent years with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Many Republicans, however, opposed the creation of the United States Department of Education when it was initially created in 1979.
.Some in the religious wing of the party support voluntary organized prayer in public schools and the teaching of intelligent design in science classes.^ The religious wing of the party tends to support organized prayer in public schools and the inclusion of teaching creationism or intelligent design alongside evolution .
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^ The religious wing of the party tends to support organized prayer in public schools and the inclusion of teaching creationism or intelligent design in science classes alongside evolution .
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^ (Sep 2004) Support voluntary student-initiated prayer in school.
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.Although the GOP has voted for increases in government funding of scientific research, some members actively oppose the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research beyond the original lines because it involves the destruction of human embryos (which many consider ethically equivalent to abortion), while arguing for applying research money into adult stem cell or amniotic stem cell research.^ Although the GOP has voted for increases in government funding of scientific research, many members actively oppose the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research because it involves the harvesting and destruction of human embryos (which many consider ethically equivalent to abortion ), while arguing for applying research money into adult stem cell or amniotic stem cell research.
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^ Although it has voted increases in government funding of scientific research, many members actively oppose the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research that involves the cloning and destruction of human embryos.
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^ Although the GOP has voted for increases in government funding of scientific research, some members actively oppose the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research because it involves the harvesting and destruction of human embryos (which many consider ethically equivalent to abortion ), while arguing for applying research money into adult stem cell or amniotic stem cell research.
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.The stem cell issue has garnered two once-rare vetoes on research funding bills from President Bush, who said the research "crossed a moral boundary."^ The stem cell issue has garnered two once-rare vetoes on research funding bills from President Bush, who said the research "crossed a moral boundary."
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^ But he has supported federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
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^ He's is a firm supporter of enviromental protection, supports stem cell research even though he opposes abortion, supported campaign finance reform and fiscal responsibility.
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National defense and military spending

.Although the Republican Party has always advocated a strong national defense, historically they disapproved of interventionist foreign policy actions.^ National defense, counterterrorism and security policies .
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^ It is a party that supports a strong national defense and a relatively clean environment.
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^ National Republican party .
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.Republicans opposed Woodrow Wilson's intervention in World War I and his subsequent attempt to create the League of Nations.^ He created a nation that captured the imagination of the world.
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^ Republicans opposed Woodrow Wilson 's intervention in World War I and his subsequent attempt to create the League of Nations .
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^ Many Republicans opposed the creation of NATO .
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.They were also staunchly opposed to intervention in World War II prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.^ They were also staunchly opposed to intervention in World War II prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor .
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^ FDR was president when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor .
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^ When did World War II end?
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.In the 1990s, although George H. W. Bush supported fighting in the Gulf War, Republicans opposed the intervention of the United States in Somalia and the Balkans; and in 2000, George W. Bush ran on a platform that opposed these types of involvement in foreign conflicts.^ The controversial United States presidential election, 2000|presidential election of 2000 was resolved by a Bush v.
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^ George Bush, Reagan's Vice-President, became the Republican nominee and then President of the United States.
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^ Even in the 1990s, although George H. W. Bush supported fighting in the Gulf War , Republicans opposed the intervention of the United States in Somalia and the Balkans .
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.Today, some in the Republican Party support unilateralism on issues of national security, believing in the ability and right of the United States to act without external support in matters of its national defense.^ Shop for Republican Party United States at ml-shopping.com .
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^ Nehring is the Chairman of the largest Republican state party in the United States.
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^ It was a matter of states' rights and people's rights.
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.In general, Republican thinking on defense and international relations is heavily influenced by the theories of neorealism and realism, characterizing conflicts between nations as struggles between faceless forces of international structure, as opposed to being the result of the ideas and actions of individual leaders.^ In general, Republican defense and international thinking is heavily influenced by the theories of neorealism and realism , characterizing the conflicts between nations as great struggles between forces of nature, such as Reagan's "evil empire" stance on the Soviet Union and George W. Bush's "Axis of Evil".
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^ In general, Republican defense and international thinking is heavily influenced by the theories of neorealism and realism , characterizing the conflicts between nations as great struggles between faceless forces of international structure, as opposed to the result of individual leaders, their ideas, and their actions.
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^ The Grand Oil Party There are various conspiracy theories about the Republican Party's connection with an international oil cartel, the Illuminati , and the church of Beavis Christ.
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.The realist school's influence shows in Reagan's Evil Empire stance on the Soviet Union and George W. Bush's Axis of evil.^ The realist school's influence shows in Reagan's Evil Empire stance on the Soviet Union and George W. Bush's Axis of Evil .
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^ The realist school's influence shows in Reagan's Evil Empire stance on the Soviet Union and George W. Bush's Axis of evil .
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^ In general, Republican defense and international thinking is heavily influenced by the theories of neorealism and realism , characterizing the conflicts between nations as great struggles between forces of nature, such as Reagan's "evil empire" stance on the Soviet Union and George W. Bush's "Axis of Evil".
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.Republicans secured gains in the 2002 and 2004 elections, with the War on Terrorism being one of the top issues favoring them.^ Republicans secured gains in the 2002 and 2004 elections with the War on Terrorism being one of the top issues favoring them.
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^ Republicans secured gains in the 2002 and 2004 elections with the War on Terror being one of the top issues favoring them.
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^ Republicans secured gains in the 2002 and 2004 elections with the " War on Terrorism " being one of the top issues favoring them.
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.Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, some in the party support neoconservative policies with regard to the War on Terror, including the 2001 war in Afghanistan and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.^ What Happened on September 11, 2001?
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^ Major policies that the party has recently supported include a neoconservative foreign policy, including the War on Terror , invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq , and strong support for democracy, especially in the Middle East .
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^ In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, Bush pursued the War on Terrorism that included the invasion of Afghanistan , USA PATRIOT Act , and the invasion of Iraq .
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.The doctrine of preemptive war, wars to disarm and destroy potential military foes based on speculation of future attacks rather than in defense against actual attack, has been advocated by prominent members of the Bush administration, but the war within Iraq has undercut the influence of this doctrine within the Republican Party.^ Republican Party : 49 members.
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^ The doctrine of pre-emptive war , wars to disarm and destroy dangerous foes before they can act, has been advocated by Dick Cheney and other members of the Bush administration, but the civil war within Iraq has undercut its influence.
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^ Republican Party : 202 members.
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.Rudy Giuliani, mayor of New York at the time of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, has stated his support for that policy, saying America must keep itself "on the offensive" against terrorists.^ Rudy Giuliani , the former mayor of New York during the time of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and a once prominent Republican presidential candidate for the 2008 presidential election , has stated that America must keep itself "on the offensive" against terrorists, stating his support of that policy.
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^ New Hampshire Republicans hold their state nominating convention .

^ Practiced it as the mayor of New York.
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.The Bush administration took the position that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to unlawful combatants, saying they apply to soldiers serving in the armies of nation states and not terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda.^ Foreign terrorists are enemy combatants and they must be treated as such.

^ Because of the Al Qaeda organization.
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^ The Bush administration supported the position that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to unlawful combatants , using the premise that they apply to soldiers serving in the armies of nation states and not terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda .
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The Supreme Court overruled this position in Hamdan v. .Rumsfeld, which held that the Geneva Conventions were legally binding and must be followed in regards to all enemy combatants.^ Rumsfeld , which held that the Geneva Conventions were legally binding and must be followed in regards to all enemy combatants.
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^ Foreign terrorists are enemy combatants and they must be treated as such.

^ It was this gathering that should be regarded as the founding convention of the American Communist Party, akin to the 1901 Unity Convention held in Indianapolis that is heralded as the moment of birth of the Socialist Party of America.
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.Prominent Republicans such as Senator John McCain, Governor Mike Huckabee, and Representative Ron Paul strongly oppose the use of enhanced interrogation techniques, which they view as torture.^ Senator John McCain accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency.
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^ Will John McCain debate Mike Huckabee one on one?
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^ John McCain's threat to the Republican establishment .

Other international policies

.Republicans support attempts for the democratization of Middle Eastern countries currently under the rule of dictatorships.^ Republicans support attempts for the democratization of Middle-Eastern countries currently under the rule of dictatorships.
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^ Republicans and Democrats both support this policy.
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^ Republicans support attempts for the democratization of Middle Eastern countries currently under the rule of dictatorships.
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.The Republican leadership supports a strong Israel, but supports efforts to secure peace in the Middle East between Israel and its Islamic neighbors.^ Republicans support a strong educational system.
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^ Over that period, America’s reliance on contractors has grown to unprecedented proportions to support logistics, security, and reconstruction efforts related to those operations.
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^ As such, the Montana Republican Party encourages and supports private sector efforts to update and improve Montana's communications infrastructure.
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.The party, through former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, has advocated reforms in the United Nations to halt corruption such as that which afflicted the Oil-for-Food Programme.^ The party, through former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton , has advocated reforms in the UN to halt corruption such as that which afflicted the Oil-for-Food Program .
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^ The party, through former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton , has advocated reforms in the United Nations to halt corruption such as that which afflicted the Oil-for-Food Programme .
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^ The party, through former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton , has advocated reforms in the U.N. to halt corruption such as that which afflicted the Oil-for-Food Program .
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.Some Republicans oppose the Kyoto Protocol while others have supported it.^ The GOP opposes the Kyoto Protocol , claiming that the treaty would hurt America's economy and do nothing to stop warming from major competitors such as China.
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^ Some Republicans oppose the Kyoto Protocol (although there is a section which supports it within the party), claiming that the treaty would hurt America's economy and do nothing to stop warming from major competitors such as China .
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^ As previously stated, some Republicans including Bush oppose the Kyoto Protocol (although there is a section which supports it within the party).
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.The party strongly promotes free trade agreements, most notably NAFTA, CAFTA and now an effort to go further south to Brazil, Peru and Colombia.^ Support free trade agreements (such as NAFTA, CAFTA, the Doha talks, etc).
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^ The GOP supports free trade , including notably NAFTA and CAFTA .
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^ The party strongly promotes free trade agreements, most notably NAFTA , CAFTA and now an effort to go further south to Brazil , Peru and Colombia .
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.Republicans are divided on how to confront illegal immigration between a platform that allows for migrant workers and easing citizenship guidelines, and enforcement-first nationalist approach.^ Republicans are deeply divided on what to do about illegal immigration, mostly Hispanic.
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^ Republicans are divided on how to confront illegal immigration between a moderate business-friendly platform that allows for migrant workers and easing citizenship guidelines, and a harsher enforcement-first nationalist approach.
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^ Republicans are divided on how to confront illegal immigration between a moderate platform that allows for migrant workers and easing citizenship guidelines, and enforcement-first nationalist approach.
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.In general, pro-growth advocates within the Republican Party support more immigration, and traditional or populist conservatives oppose it.^ In general, the business community supports more immigration and social conservatives oppose it.
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^ The Republican Party, in general, supports this massive project.
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^ In the 1980s, the Republican Party was more strongly conservative than before.
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.In 2006, the White House supported and Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform that would eventually allow millions of illegal immigrants to become citizens, but the House, taking an enforcement-first approach, refused to go along.^ Quick takes on the White House hopefuls.
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^ In 2006, the White House supported and Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform that would eventually allow millions of illegal immigrants to become citizens, but the House, taking an enforcement only approach, refused to go along.
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^ In 2006, the White House supported and Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform that would eventually allow millions of illegal immigrants to become citizens, but the House, taking an enforcement-first approach, refused to go along.
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Political status of Puerto Rico

.The Republican Party has expressed its support for the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico to exercise their right to determine a future permanent non-territorial political status with government by consent, full enfranchisement and to be admitted to the union as a fully sovereign U.S. state.^ Republican Party 2004 Platform We support the right of the United States citizens of Puerto Rico to be admitted to the Union as a fully sovereign state after they freely so determine.
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^ This primary will be pivotal to the future of the party and will determine the path that the Republican Party wants to take in the future in this state.

^ We recognize that Congress has the final authority to define the Constitutionally valid options for Puerto Rico to achieve a permanent non-territorial status with government by consent and full enfranchisement.
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.Puerto Rico has been under U.S. sovereignty for over a century and Puerto Ricans have been U.S. citizens since 1917; but the island’s ultimate status still has not been determined and its 3.9 million residents still do not have voting representation in their national government.^ Puerto Rico has been under U.S. sovereignty for over a century and Puerto Ricans have been U.S. citizens since 1917; but the island’s ultimate status still has not been determined and its 3.9 million residents still do not have voting representation in their national government.
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^ Political status of Puerto Rico .
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^ "We are confident that the government can preserve national security without resorting to sweeping and radical departures from an American constitutional tradition that has served us effectively for over two centuries."

.The following is the appropriate section from the 2008 party platform (unchanged from the 2004 and 2000 platforms).^ They do not have an energy section in their 2000 Platform.
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^ The following is from the 2004 party platform: .
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^ Republican Party of Virginia - 2008 Platform .
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Voter base

Registered Democrats, Republicans and Independents as of 2004.[2]
Business community. .The GOP is usually seen as the traditionally pro-business party and it garners major support from a wide variety of industries from the financial sector to small businesses.^ The GOP is usually seen as the traditionally pro-business party and it garners major support from a wide variety of industries from the financial sector to small businesses.
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^ Is it the party of corporate greed or small business?
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^ The GOP garners major support from traditional "smokestack industries."
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.This may relate to the fact that Republicans are about 50 percent more likely to be self-employed, and are more likely to work in the area of management.^ This may relate to the fact that Republicans are about 50 percent more likely to be self-employed, and are more likely to work in the area of management.
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^ When asked about the state of the Republican party, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty said, “It's kind of like asking whether the stock market has bottomed out.” .
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^ Self-identified Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats to have 4-year college degrees.
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Gender. .Since 1980, a "gender gap" has seen slightly stronger support for the GOP among men than among women.^ Since 1980 a "gender gap" has seen stronger support for the GOP among men than among women.
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^ Since 1980 a "gender gap" has seen stronger support for the Republican party among men and stronger support for the Democratic party among women.
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^ Since 1980 a "gender gap" has seen slightly stronger support for the GOP among men than among women.
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.In the 2006 House races, 43% of women voted for GOP, while 47% of men did so.^ In the 2006 House races, women voted 43% GOP while men voted 47%.
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^ In the 2006 House races, 43% of women voted for GOP, while 47% of men did so.
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^ Since 1980, large majorities of evangelicals have voted Republican; 70–80% voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004, and 70% for GOP House candidates in 2006 .
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Race. .While historically the party that had supported abolition of slavery, since 1964 the GOP has been weakly represented among African Americans, winning under 15% of the black vote in recent national elections (1980 to 2004).^ Since 1964, the GOP has been weakly represented among African Americans , winning under 15% of the Black vote in recent national elections (1980 to 2004).
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^ Since 1964, the GOP has been weakly represented among African Americans , winning under 15% of the black vote in recent national elections (1980 to 2004).
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^ Since 1964 Republicans have been weakly represented among African-Americans, winning under 15% of the Black vote in recent national elections (1980 to 2004).
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.The party has recently nominated African American candidates for senator or governor in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, though none were successful.^ The party has recently nominated African American candidates for senator or governor in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, though none were successful.
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^ However, the party has been nominating African American candidates for Senator and Governor in states such as Illinois and Ohio.
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^ The party has nominated African American candidates for senator or governor in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, but they all lost.
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.The Republican Party supported the abolition of slavery under Abraham Lincoln, and from the Civil War until the Great Depression of the 1930s, blacks voted for Republican candidates by an overwhelming margin; in the Southern states, they were often not allowed to vote, but received Federal patronage appointments from the Republicans.^ Republicans still often refer to their party as the "party of Lincoln."
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^ They went to war to prevent the Southern States from leaving the Union.
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^ The federal government was in distress; many of the states were on the verge of civil war .
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.The majority of black Americans switched to the Democratic Party in the 1930s when the New Deal offered them governmental support for civil rights.^ Majority Party: Democrat (42 seats) .
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^ Majority Party: Democrat (30 seats) .
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^ Majority Party: Democrat (64 seats) .
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.In the South, blacks were able to vote in large numbers after 1965, when a bipartisan coalition passed the Voting Rights Act, and ever since have formed a significant portion (20-50%) of the Democratic vote in that region.^ In the South they began voting again after 1965, when a bipartisan coalition passed the Voting Rights Act , and ever since have formed 20% to 50% of the Democratic vote in the South.
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^ In the South, blacks were able to vote in large numbers after 1965, when a bipartisan coalition passed the Voting Rights Act , and ever since have formed a significant portion (ranging from 20% to 50% depending on the state) of the Democratic vote in that region.
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^ The USA PATRIOT Act was renewed by Congress in March 2006; it passed in the Senate by 89-10 (34 Democrats voted yes and 9 voted no), and in the House by 280-138 (66 Democrats voted for the renewal, and 124 voted against it.
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.In recent decades, the party has been more successful in gaining support from Hispanic and Asian American voters than from African Americans.^ In recent decades, the party has been more successful in gaining support from Hispanic and Asian American voters than from African Americans.
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^ This creates an inequity among races, since a much large percentage of AA, Amerinds and hispanics die before 65 than caucasians and asians.
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^ An American during the Vietnam War, for instance, should have had the right to argue to his fellow citizens that the war was unwinnable, that the U.S. should pull out, and that voters should support an antiwar candidate.
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.George W. Bush, who campaigned significantly for Hispanic votes, received 35% of their vote in 2000 and 44% in 2004.[57] The party's strong anti-communist stance has made it popular among some minority groups from current and former Communist states, in particular Cuban Americans, Korean Americans, Chinese Americans, and Vietnamese Americans.^ George W. Bush received 89% of the Mormon vote.
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^ In 2004 44% of Asian American s voted for Bush.
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^ Its fervent anti-communism has made it the dominant party for some minority groups from current and former Communist states, in particular Cuban-Americans and Vietnamese-Americans .
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.In the 2006 House races, the GOP won 51% of white votes, 37% of Asian votes, and 30% of Hispanic votes, while winning only 10% of African American votes.^ In the 2006 House races, the GOP won 51% of white votes, 37% of Asian votes, and 30% of Hispanic votes, while winning only 10% of African American votes.
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^ In the 2006 House races, The GOP won 51% of white votes, 37% Asian votes, and 30% Hispanic votes, while winning only 10% of African American votes.
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^ In the 2006 House races, women voted 43% GOP while men voted 47%.
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[55] .The election of Bobby Jindal as Governor of Louisiana has been hailed as pathbreaking.^ In the October and November gubernatorial elections of 2007, Republican Bobby Jindal won election for governor of Louisiana , Republican incumbent Governor Ernie Fletcher of Kentucky lost, and Republican incumbent Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi won re-election.
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[58] .He is the first elected minority governor in Louisiana and the first governor of Indian descent to lead a state in the US. Many party activists hope that his ascension will broaden Republican appeal to minorities, and he has been named as a potential future presidential contender.^ Minority Party: Republican (42 seats) .
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^ Minority Party: Republican (43 seats) .
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^ Minority Party: Republican (45 seats) .
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.For decades, a greater percentage of white voters identified themselves as Democrats, rather than Republicans.^ Their percentage of the vote is greater than that in the Republican primaries.
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^ For decades, a greater percentage of white (caucasian) voters self-identified as Democrats, rather than Republicans.
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^ Someone needs to convince both candidates that they can sell themselves as the "better opponent" of McCain, rather than "better than the other Democrat".
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.However, since the mid-1990s whites have been more likely to self-identify as Republicans than Democrats.^ Self-identified Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats to have 4-year college degrees.
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^ For decades, a greater percentage of white (caucasian) voters self-identified as Democrats, rather than Republicans.
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^ However, mainline Protestants have become more likely to vote Democratic.
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Family status. .In recent elections, Republicans have found their greatest support among whites from married couples with children living at home.^ In recent elections, Republicans have found their greatest support among whites from married couples with children living at home.
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^ We support the availability of programs such as assisted living home health care and other programs that allow people to live in their own homes and communities.
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^ Today, the South is still solid, but the reliable support is for Republican presidential candidates, and no Democratic presidential candidate who wasn't from the South has won a presidential election since 1960.
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[61] Unmarried and divorced women were far more likely to vote for Kerry in 2004.[62]
Income. .Low-income voters tend to favor the Democratic Party while high-income voters tend to support the Republican Party.^ Poorer voters tend favor the Democratic Party while wealthier voters tend to support the Republican Party.
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^ The Democratic-Republican Party: 1792-1824 .
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^ To build the economy, the Republican Party supports: .
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.President George W. Bush won 41% of the poorest 20% of voters in 2004, 55% of the richest twenty percent, and 53% of those in between.^ President George W. Bush won 41% of the poorest 20% of voters in 2004, 55% of the richest twenty percent, and 53% of those in between.
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^ George W. Bush won 41% of the poorest fifth of voters in 2004, 55% of the richest 20%, and 53% of those in between.
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^ George W. Bush won 41% of the poorest fifth of voters in 2004, 55% of the richest twenty percent, and 53% of those in between.
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.In the 2006 House races, the voters with incomes over $50,000 were 49% Republican, while those under were 38%.^ In the 2006 House races, the voters with incomes over $50,000 were 49% Republican, while those under were 38%.
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^ In 2006 the best Republican showing was 49% among voters with a bachelor degree.
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^ But it’s no metropolis: Oregon State University gives the town of under 50,000 much of its population.

[55]
Military. Republicans hold a large majority in the armed services, with 57% of active military personnel and 66% of officers identified as Republican in 2003.[63]
Education. .Self-identified Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats to have 4-year college degrees.^ Self-identified Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats to have 4-year college degrees.
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^ Significantly more people do identify as Democrats.
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^ However, since the mid-1990s whites have been more likely to self-identify as Republicans than Democrats.
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.The trends for the years 1955 through 2004 are shown by gender in the graphs below, reproduced with permission from Democrats and Republicans — Rhetoric and Reality, a book published in 2008 by Joseph Fried.^ Fried, Joseph, Democrats and Republicans — Rhetoric and Reality (New York: Algora Publishing, 2008), 76–7.
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^ Fried, Joseph, Democrats and Republicans — Rhetoric and Reality (New York: Algora Publishing, 2008), 74–5.
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^ The trends for the years 1955 through 2004 are shown by gender in the graphs below, reproduced with permission from Democrats and Republicans — Rhetoric and Reality , a book published in 2008 by Joseph Fried.
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[64] .These graphs depict results obtained by Fried from the National Election Studies (NES) database.^ These graphs depict results obtained by Fried from the National Election Studies (NES) data base.
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.Regarding graduate-level degrees (masters or doctorate), there is a rough parity between Democrats and Republicans.^ Regarding graduate-level degrees (masters or doctorate), there is a rough parity between Democrats and Republicans.
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^ Religion was a major dividing line between the parties before 1960 , with Catholics and evangelical Protestants heavily Democratic and mainline Northern Protestants heavily Republican.
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^ There was a deep split between the anti-war Copperheads and the War Democrats .
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.According to the Gallup Organization: "[B]oth Democrats and Republicans have equal numbers of Americans at the upper end of the educational spectrum — that is, with post graduate degrees..."^ According to the Gallup Organization: "[B]oth Democrats and Republicans have equal numbers of Americans at the upper end of the educational spectrum — that is, with post graduate degrees..."
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^ Event organizers for a number of the Tea Parties are asking supporters to please bring American Flags.
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^ The Republicans and Democrats are about equally strong in different age groups, with Democrats doing slightly better among younger Americans and Republicans among older Americans.
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[65] .Fried provides a slightly more detailed analysis, noting that Republican men are more likely than Democratic men to have advanced degrees, but Democratic women are now more likely than Republican women to have advanced degrees.^ Self-identified Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats to have 4-year college degrees.
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^ Now that's more like it.

^ Fried provides a slightly more detailed analysis, noting that Republican men are more likely than Democratic men to have advanced degrees, but Democratic women are now more likely than Republican women to have advanced degrees.
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[66]
.Republicans remain a small minority of college professors, with 11% of full-time faculty identifying as Republican.^ Republicans remain a small minority in academia, with 15% of full-time faculty identifying as conservative.
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^ Minority Party: Republican (11 seats) .
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^ Republicans remain a small minority of college professors, with 11% of full-time faculty identifying as Republican.
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[67]
Age. .The Democrats do better among younger Americans and Republicans among older Americans.^ The Democrats do better among younger Americans and Republicans among older Americans.
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^ The Republicans and Democrats are about equally strong in different age groups, with Democrats doing slightly better among younger Americans and Republicans among older Americans.
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^ The Republicans and Democrats are about equally strong in different age groups with Democrats doing slightly better among younger Americans and Republicans among older Americans.
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In 2006, the GOP won 38% of the voters aged 18–29.[55]
Sexual Orientation. .Exit polls conducted in 2000, 2004 and 2006 indicate that about one quarter of gay and lesbian Americans voted for the GOP. In recent years, many in the party have opposed same-sex marriage, adoption by same-sex couples, inclusion of sexual orientation in federal hate crimes laws, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, while supporting the use of the don't ask, don't tell policy within the military.^ Exit polls conducted in 2000, 2004 and 2006 indicate that 23-25% of gay and lesbian Americans voted for the GOP. In recent years, the party has opposed same-sex marriage, adoption by same-sex couples, inclusion of sexual orientation in hate crimes laws, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act , and allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military .
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^ "Democratic Party supporters of the hate crimes measure, including openly Gay Rep.

^ "The Democratic Party is the party of the Defense of Marriage Act, it's the party of Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Rendon said.
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.Some members of the party, particularly in the Northeast and Pacific coast support Civil Unions and adoption rights for same-sex couples.^ Some members favor civil union s for same-sex couples, others favor legalized marriage, and others are opposed to same-sex marriage on religious grounds.
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^ The Republican Party has expressed its support for the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico to exercise their right to determine a future permanent non-territorial political status with government by consent, full enfranchisement and to be admitted to the union as a fully sovereign U.S. state .
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^ Some social conservatives are also growing increasingly dissatisfied with the party's support for economic policies that they see as contradictory to their moral values.
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[68] .The opposition to some gay rights found in the Republican Party largely comes from the socially conservative wing of the party.^ The opposition to gay rights found in the Republican Party largely comes from the very religious and socially conservative portion of the party.
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^ The Republican Party includes fiscal conservatives , social conservatives , and libertarians .
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^ The conservative wing of the Democratic party was weakened by these defections to the Republicans.
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Religion. .Religion has always played a major role for both parties but, in the course of a century, the parties' religious compositions have changed.^ Religion has always played a major role for both parties, but in the course of 50 or 100 years the parties have switched positions somewhat.
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^ Religion has always played a major role for both parties but, in the course of a century, the parties' religious compositions have changed.
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^ Religion has always played a major role for both parties, but in the course of a century the parties' positions have changed.
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.Religion was a major dividing line between the parties before 1960, with Catholics, Jews, and Southern Protestants heavily Democratic, and Northeastern Protestants heavily Republican.^ Religion was a major dividing line between the parties before 1960 , with Catholics and evangelical Protestants heavily Democratic and mainline Northern Protestants heavily Republican.
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^ Religion was a major dividing line between the parties before 1960 , with Catholics, Jews, and Southern Protestants heavily Democratic, and Northeastern Protestants heavily Republican.
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^ Religion was a major dividing line between the parties before 1960, with Catholics and evangelical Protestants heavily Democratic and mainline Northern Protestants heavily Republican.
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.Most of the old differences faded away after the realignment of the late 1960s that undercut the New Deal coalition.^ That difference faded away in the 1970s.
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^ Most of the old differences faded away after the realignment of the late 1960s that undercut the New Deal coalition .
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^ Most of the old differences faded away after the realignment of the late 1960s that undercut the New Deal Coalition .
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.Voters who attend church weekly gave 61% of their votes to Bush in 2004; those who attend occasionally gave him only 47%, while those who never attend gave him 36%.^ They will "punish" those who vote for her.
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^ Voters who attend church weekly gave 61% of their votes to Bush in 2004 ; those who attend occasionally gave him only 47%, while those who never attend gave him 36%.
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^ Voters who attend church weekly gave 61% of their votes to Bush in 2004; those who attend occasionally gave him only 47%, while those who never attend gave him 36%.
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.Fifty-nine percent of Protestants voted for Bush, along with 52% of Catholics (even though Kerry was Catholic).^ Protestants voted for Bush, along with 52% of Catholics.
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^ Protestants voted for Bush, along with 52% of Catholics (even though Kerry was Catholic).
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^ He got 31 percent of the Latino vote to the 44 percent that George W. Bush took in 2004, according to exit polls.
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.Since 1980, large majorities of evangelicals have voted Republican; 70–80% voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004, and 70% for GOP House candidates in 2006.^ Currently a large majority of white evangelicals vote Republican.
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^ Since 1980 large majorities of white evangelicals have voted Republican.
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^ Since 1980, large majorities of evangelicals have voted Republican; 70-80% voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004, and 70% for GOP House candidates in 2006 .
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.Jews continue to vote 70–80% Democratic.^ Jews continue to vote 70-80% Democratic, reaching 87% in 2006.
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^ Jews continue to vote 70–80% Democratic.
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^ Jews continue to vote 70-80% Democratic.
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Democrats have close links with the African American churches, especially the National Baptists, while their historic dominance among Catholic voters has eroded to 50-50. The main line traditional Protestants (Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Episcopalians) have dropped to about 55% Republican (in contrast to 75% before 1968). .Their church memberships have declined in that time as well, and the conservative evangelical rivals have grown.^ Their church membership have dropped in that time as well, and the conservative evangelical rivals have grown.
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^ Their church memberships have declined in that time as well, and the conservative evangelical rivals have grown.
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^ Their church membership have dropped in that time as well, and the conservative evangelical breakaway lines have grown.
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.Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as Mormons, are overwhelmingly Republican and vote in line with the Christian Right.^ Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , commonly known as Mormons, are overwhelmingly Republican and vote in line with the Christian Right.
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^ So the party whose motto every election is "pray for rain on election day", and who has consistently opposed voting rights legislation in every instance everywhere in America now has disgruntled members whose votes weren't counted, and suddenly that's a problem for them.
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^ California newspapers have long documented the Ahmanson family’s ties to right-wing evangelical Christian and Republican circles.
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.George W. Bush received 89% of the Mormon vote.^ George W. Bush received 89% of the Mormon vote.
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^ Bush won the election with 286 electoral votes with Senator John F. Kerry receiving 251.
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^ George W. Bush, who campaigned significantly for Hispanic votes, received 35% of their vote in 2000 and 44% in 2004.
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Location. .Since 1980, geographically the Republican "base" ("red states") is strongest in the South, the Midwest, and Mountain West.^ Since 1980, geographically the Republican "base" (" red states ") is strongest in the South and West, and weakest in the Northeast and the Pacific Coast.
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^ Since 1980, geographically the Republican "base" (" red states ") is strongest in the South and West , and weakest in the Northeast and the Pacific Coast.
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^ Since 1980 geographically the Republican "base" (the so-called " red states ") is strongest in the South and West, and weakest in the Northeast and the Pacific Coast.
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.While it is weakest on the Pacific Coast and Northeast this has not always been the case; historically the northeast was a bastion of the Republican Party with Vermont and Maine being the only two states to vote against Franklin Roosevelt all four times.^ This is what the Republican party is all about.
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^ Ron votes against the welfare state.
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^ It is Dog Track Time for the leadership of the Republican Party at all levels.
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.The Midwest has been roughly balanced since 1854, with Illinois becoming more Democratic and liberal because of the city of Chicago and Minnesota and Wisconsin more Republican since 1990. Ohio and Indiana both trend Republican.^ The Midwest has been roughly balanced since 1854, with Illinois becoming more Democratic and Minnesota and Wisconsin more Republican since 1990.
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^ The Midwest has been evenly balanced since 1854, with Illinois becoming more Democratic and Minnesota more Republican.
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^ The Midwest has been roughly balanced since 1854, with Illinois becoming more Democratic and Minnesota more Republican since 1990.
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.Since the 1930s, the Democrats have dominated most central cities, while the Republicans now dominate rural areas and the majority of suburbs.^ Since the 1930s the Democrats have dominated most central cities, while the Republicans now dominate rural areas and the majority of suburbs.
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^ The Republicans dominate rural areas; the suburbs are split.
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^ Since the 1930s the Democrats have dominated most central cities, the Republicans dominate rural areas, and the suburbs are split.
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.The South has become solidly Republican in national elections since 1980, and has been trending Republican at the state level since then at a slower pace.^ Republican National Convention in that state.
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^ The South has become solidly Republican in national elections since 1980, and has been trending Republican at the state level since then.
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^ The South has become almost as solidly Republican as it was solidly Democratic before 1964.
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[72] .In 2004, Bush led Kerry by 70%-30% among Southern whites, who made up 71% of the Southern electorate.^ Exit polls in 2004 showed that Bush led Kerry by 70-30% among whites, who comprised 71% of the voters.
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^ In 2004 Bush led Kerry by 70-30% among Southern whites, who comprised 71% of the Southern electorate.
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^ In 2004 Bush led Kerry by 70%-30% among Southern whites, who comprised 71% of the Southern electorate.
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.Kerry had a 70-30 lead among the 29% of the voters who were black or Hispanic.^ Kerry had a 70-30 lead among the 29% of the voters who were black or Hispanic.
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^ The acts sought to protect voters, supervise elections, and punish those who impeded black suffrage.
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^ Reply To This — User Info — #30 Must be the Cheeto stains by mikes_tky Do you disagree that people who lead double lives are easily blackmailed?
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One-third of these Southern voters said they were white evangelicals; they voted for Bush by 80-20; but were only 72% Republican in 2006.[55][57]
.The Republican Party's strongest focus of political influence lies in the Great Plains states, particularly Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota, and in the Mountain states of Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah (Utah gave George W. Bush more than 70% of the popular vote in 2004).^ I love my country more than politics,” Bush said.
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^ The Republican Party's strongest focus of political influence lies in the Great Plains states, particularly Oklahoma , Kansas , and Nebraska , and in the western states of Idaho , Wyoming , and Utah (Utah gave George W. Bush more than 70% of the popular vote in 2004).
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^ Political parties in the United States .
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.These states are sparsely populated with few major urban centers, and have majority white populations, making it extremely difficult for Democrats to create a sustainable voter base there.^ These states are sparsely populated, have very few urban centers, and have overwhelmingly White populations, making it extremely difficult for Democrats to create a sustainable voter base there.
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^ And surely there must be some Republican state's AGs pursuing these cases?
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^ The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States," he said to huge cheers.
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.Unlike the South, these areas have been strongly Republican since before the party realignments of the 1960s.^ Unlike the South, these areas have been strongly Republican since before the party realignments of the 1960s.
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^ In the 1980s, the Republican Party was more strongly conservative than before.
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^ GOV. GILMORE: " I think the Republican Party is going to be able to find common ground on some of these areas – for example, the issues of partial-birth abortion, the issue of full information to a woman so that she has the best ability to make those kinds of decisions.

.The Great Plains states were one of the few areas of the country where Republicans had any significant support during the Great Depression.^ The Great Plains states were one of the few areas of the country where Republicans had any significant support during the Great Depression .
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^ Montana Republicans, also encouraging establishing uniform regulations between states and countries in the development of north-south as well as east-west trade corridors.
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^ As previously stated, some Republicans including Bush oppose the Kyoto Protocol (although there is a section which supports it within the party).
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Conservatives and Moderates. .Republican "conservatives" are strongest in the South, Mountain West and Midwest, where they draw support from religious conservatives.^ The "conservatives" are strongest in the South, where they draw support from religious conservatives.
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^ The party initially had its base in the Northeast and Midwest, but in recent decades it has increasingly shifted to the inland West and the South.

^ Some social conservatives are also growing increasingly dissatisfied with the party's support for economic policies that they see as contradictory to their moral values.
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.The "moderates" tend to dominate the party in New England, and used to be well represented in all states.^ The " moderate s" tend to dominate the party in New England, and used to be well represented in all states.
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^ Moderate Republicans dominate the party in the Northeast and are well represented in most states outside the South.
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^ The " moderate s" tend to dominate the party in New England, and used to be well-represented in all states.
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.From the 1940s to the 1970s under such leaders as Thomas E. Dewey, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nelson Rockefeller, and Richard Nixon, they usually dominated the presidential wing of the party.^ Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon reflected many of their views.
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^ From the 1940s to the 1970s under such leaders as Thomas Dewey , Dwight D. Eisenhower , Nelson Rockefeller , and Richard Nixon , they usually dominated the presidential wing of the party.
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^ From the 1940s to the 1970s under such leaders as Thomas Dewey , Dwight Eisenhower , Nelson Rockefeller and Richard Nixon they usually dominated the presidential wing of the party.
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.Since the 1970s, they have been less powerful, though they are always represented in the cabinets of Republican presidents.^ Since the 1970s they have been less powerful, though they are always represented in the cabinets of Republican presidents.
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^ Since the 1970s they have been less powerful, though they are always represented in the cabinets of all Republican presidents.
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^ They favored less government-held electricity creation and allowed corporations to begin building nuclear power plants.
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.In Vermont, Jim Jeffords, a Republican Senator became an independent in 2001 due to growing disagreement with President Bush and the party leadership.^ Johnson as president was independent of both parties.
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^ In Vermont , Jim Jeffords , a Republican Senator became an Independent in 2001 due to growing disagreement with President Bush and the party leadership.
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^ Senator John McCain accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency.
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.In addition, Moderate Republicans hold the governorships in three of the six New England States; M. Jodi Rell in Connecticut, Donald Carcieri in Rhode Island, and Jim Douglas in Vermont.^ Copyright © 2007 New England Republican .
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^ John McCain officially clinched the Republican presidential nomination on March 4 , 2008 , sweeping the primaries in Ohio , Texas , Rhode Island , and Vermont .
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^ Hillary is already all three, before long she'll become a moderate conservative and Republican sympathizer and we will all be labled exponential 'superlacons'.
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.Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts are notable moderate Republicans from New England.^ Harry Reid, the new Senate majority leader, gave outgoing Republican leader Bill Frist a big bear hug .
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^ Obama aide says Brown ran good race for Senate Jan 19 2010 12:22PM A top adviser to President Barack Obama says Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown ran a "very clever campaign" in Massachusetts.
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^ Copyright © 2007 New England Republican .
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.From 1991 to 2007, moderate Republicans served as Governor of Massachusetts.^ However Republican Governor Mitt Romney pushed through a state insurance plan in 2006 that won bipartisan support in Massachusetts.
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^ Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney also was a popular Republican governor while in office.
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.Since the 1980s, talk radio audiences and hosts have tended to favor conservative causes.^ Since the 1980s, talk radio hosts and audiences have tended to be intensely conservative, and usually favor the Republicans.
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^ Since the 1980s, talk radio audiences and successful hosts have tended to be conservative, and typically favor the Republicans.
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^ Since the 1980s , talk radio audiences and successful hosts have tended to be conservative, and typically favor the Republicans.
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.Some well-known radio hosts include Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Neal Boortz, Laura Ingraham, Michael Reagan, Howie Carr, and Michael Savage.^ Some well known include Rush Limbaugh , Sean Hannity , Laura Ingraham , Michael Reagan , and Howie Carr .
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^ Some well known radio hosts include Rush Limbaugh , Glenn Beck , Sean Hannity , Neal Boortz , Laura Ingraham , Michael Reagan , Howie Carr , and Michael Savage .
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^ Some well known radio hosts include Rush Limbaugh , Sean Hannity , Laura Ingraham , Michael Reagan , Howie Carr , and Michael Savage .
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.For years, attempts by liberals to establish a radio base have met with failure, most recently with the bankruptcy of Air America.^ Massachusetts is one of the most liberal Democrat-voting states in the US. Recent Senate results for Democratic candidates have been: .
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^ Nevertheless, like other advanced capitalist countries, Canada did establish a labor-based party, and so it is eligible to be considered as a possible most-similar case.
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^ She attended the meeting and met Pastor Wiley Drake, radio host of "Wiley Drake in Buena Park" and vice presidential candidate for America's Independent Party.
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Trends

.While the American political sphere in 2003 was relatively evenly divided in terms of ideology,[73] in 2004 the Republican Party trailed the Democrats by 17 million registered voters.^ While the American political sphere is relatively evenly divided in terms of ideology, [ 64 ] the Republican Party trails the Democrats by 17 million registered voters.
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^ Historians use the term “Democratic Republican Party” to describe this party.
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^ However, the reality is that in light of strong partisanship and party polarization the American political sphere is relatively evenly divided.
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[2] .Democratic commentators Ruy Teixeira and John Judis say non-geographic social indicators such as an increase in college graduates, and a possible decrease in Republican bases show a trend toward Democrats.^ Democratic commentators Ruy Teixeira and John Judis , [ 65 ] on the other hand, say non-geographic social indicators show a trend toward Democrats.
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^ Democratic commentators Ruy Teixeira and John Judis , [ 62 ] on the other hand, say non-geographic social indicators show a trend toward Democrats.
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^ Democratic commentators Ruy Teixeira and John Judis , on the other hand, say non-geographic social indicators show a trend toward Democrats.
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[74] In January 2010, Rasmussen Reports found that Republicans trail Democrats in party affiliation by 1.5%, the smallest difference since 2004.[75]
.Aggregate polling by RealClearPolitics shows the generic Republican candidate leading Democrats in the 2010 congressional election by 1.6 percentage points.^ The Republicans lead in the generic ballot by 1%.
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^ Republican leaders conceded the election of the Democratic candidates.
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^ The Republicans now lead on the generic congressional poll by 43% to 41%.
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[76] .Governors Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell, of New Jersey and Virginia respectively, won in the 2009 elections, Christie by a 3.5% margin and McDonnell by 17.35%.^ Smith, Chris, New Jersey, 4th .
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^ In New Jersey, the Republican Chris Christie won 49% to 44%, beating the incumbent Governor.
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^ In Virginia, the margin was 59% to 41% for republican Bob McDonnell.
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.They each received a two–to-one margin of the independent vote when compared to their Democratic opponents.^ They are worse than Democratic opponents.
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^ No wonder Democrats don’t want final versions of bills to be posted 72 hours before they are voted on.
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^ Someone needs to convince both candidates that they can sell themselves as the "better opponent" of McCain, rather than "better than the other Democrat".
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.Linda Chavez of Townhall.com sees these campaigns as a blueprint for GOP success in 2010.[77] In the January 19, 2010, special Senate election in Massachusetts to fill the vacancy created by the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, Republican Scott Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley by nearly a 5% margin.^ Scott Brown for US Senate website .
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^ Scott Brown at the Massachusetts Senate debate.
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^ On January 19, 2010, a special election will be held in Massachusetts to select a new US Senator.
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.Brown's come from behind victory against Coakley in reliably Democratic Massachusetts was widely cited as a major success for the GOP before the 2010 midterms.^ Religion was a major dividing line between the parties before 1960 , with Catholics and evangelical Protestants heavily Democratic and mainline Northern Protestants heavily Republican.
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^ Americans cheered for Scott Brown’s underdog campaign because they viewed his candidacy as a vote against the Democrats’ health care bill.
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^ Whatever course they may ulimately choose to take, our task as Democrats is to stop any GOP comeback dead in its tracks before it even starts.
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[78][79] Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer stated that after Brown's victory, "Every state is now in play." Analysts widely predict significant gains in the US Congress for the GOP in 2010, with a potential takeover of one or both houses.[80][81][82] .It is also expected that the GOP will pick up several competitive gubernatorial seats giving them a majority.^ In the House, the Dems have picked up eight seats and need just seven more.
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^ Republicans need to win 10 Democratic-held seats out of the 16 up for grabs in November to win a majority of 51 to 49 votes in the Senate.
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^ If Joe Lieberman decided to give his support to the GOP instead of the Democrats, then they only need 50 seats.
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.Republican gubernatorial candidates currently lead in Democratic controlled Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kansas, and Wisconsin.^ Voters in the Kansas Republican primary selected pro-evolution candidates for the state school board, ensuring thereby that the state's current science standards, which for the last three years have required the teaching of creationism in the schools, will be overturned.
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^ In 1896 the Democrats chose populist William Jennings Bryan as their candidate, leading to the defection of many conservative Democrats and a decisive loss to Republican William McKinley.
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^ Republicans support attempts for the democratization of Middle-Eastern countries currently under the rule of dictatorships.
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[83][84][85][86][87][88][89]
.As of 2004, the Republican Party had remained fairly cohesive, as both strong economic libertarians and strong social conservatives opposed the Democrats, whom they saw as the party of bloated and more secular, liberal government.^ In the modern political era, the Republican Party has been the more socially conservative and economically libertarian of the two major parties.
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^ Initially they were the definitive pro-slavery wing of the party, opposed to both the anti-slavery, left-wing early Republicans and the more liberal Northern Democrats.
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^ For the most part until 2007, the Republican Party has remained fairly cohesive, as both strong economic libertarians and strong social conservatives are opposed to the Democrats, who they see as both the party of bigger and more secular government.
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[90] .Yet, some libertarians are increasingly dissatisfied with the party's social policy, which they believe has grown increasingly restrictive of personal liberties, as well as its support for corporate welfare and national debt.^ Some social conservatives are also growing increasingly dissatisfied with the party's support for economic policies that they see as contradictory to their moral values.
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^ Yet, libertarians are increasingly dissatisfied with the party's social policy and support for corporate welfare and national debt , which some believe has grown increasingly restrictive of personal liberties, and with the Bush Administration greatly increasing the federal debt.
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^ Yet, libertarians are increasingly dissatisfied with the party's social policy and support for corporate welfare and national debt, which some believe has grown increasingly restrictive of personal liberties, and with the Bush Administration greatly increasing the federal debt.
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[91] .A minority of social conservatives have expressed dissatisfaction with the party's support for economic policies that they see as sometimes in conflict with their moral values.^ Some social conservatives are also growing increasingly dissatisfied with the party's support for economic policies that they see as contradictory to their moral values.
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^ TO LABOR for the Political Unity of all, for the restoration and renewal of all political parties such as the traditional and conservative parties, and for the emergence of new Political Parties, so that the people can express themselves freely, on how, where, or whatever they wish, regarding their moral, civical, political, social and economical issues in America today.

^ Yet, libertarians are increasingly dissatisfied with the party's social policy and support for corporate welfare and national debt , which some believe has grown increasingly restrictive of personal liberties, and with the Bush Administration greatly increasing the federal debt.
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.Polling in late 2009 and early 2010 reveals that the GOP electorate is more unified than that of the Democratic party and is more likely to vote.^ The Union vote tends to be more protectionist than centrists in the party.
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^ Are they more likely to vote for Obama than you?
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^ However, mainline Protestants have become more likely to vote Democratic.
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See also

Footnotes

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  4. ^ The Washington Post, "The Republican Shrinkage Problem", 4/29/2009, Accessed 6/15/2009
  5. ^ Politico, "Self-Identified Independents Surge in Poll", 5/26/09, Accessed 6/15/09
  6. ^ Washington Post-ABC News Poll, April 21-24 2009, Accessed 6/15/09
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    .The Gentleman from Georgia: The Biography of Newt Gingrich Mercer University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-86554-671-1.
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  • Wooldridge, Adrian and John Micklethwait.^ Clean Elections On Trial: Day 2 A Yale University professor told a federal judge Wednesday that minor party candidates get "a fantastically good deal" under the state's new clean elections system.
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