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Iowa GOP resolves nomination fight, could face fractured party

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There are a few seats that this sort of thing is happening. I was just reading about one seat where two candidates were fighting for the GOP nomination... but both already had 3rd party nominations so either way they'd both be on the ballot! Split vote -> Lost seat, possibly. I think the Tea Party/Libertarian/Other Conservative appearances on the ballot might actually hurt the GOP in a few districts. The way the GOP has been talking themselves up for November, that might end up being disappointing.
 

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There are a few seats that this sort of thing is happening. I was just reading about one seat where two candidates were fighting for the GOP nomination... but both already had 3rd party nominations so either way they'd both be on the ballot! Split vote -> Lost seat, possibly. I think the Tea Party/Libertarian/Other Conservative appearances on the ballot might actually hurt the GOP in a few districts. The way the GOP has been talking themselves up for November, that might end up being disappointing.

how do you think the GOP will spin it if they don't do as well as they think they will? you think it will have a negative impact on the 'tea party' groups?
 

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how do you think the GOP will spin it if they don't do as well as they think they will? you think it will have a negative impact on the 'tea party' groups?
How well do they think they will do?

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how do you think the GOP will spin it if they don't do as well as they think they will? you think it will have a negative impact on the 'tea party' groups?

Don't know. Hopefully they'll figure out that the answer to people recoiling from the extremists in the party is NOT to run farther to the right.
 
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