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Reince Priebus Leads First RNC Ballot [LIVE thread]
Roll Call ^ | 01/14/2011 | Kyle Trygstad

Posted on 01/14/2011 11:08:07 AM PST by iowamark

Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus led after the first ballot in the race for chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Needing 85 votes among the 168 members to win, Priebus took 45 votes in the first round. Trailing Priebus after one round is Chairman Michael Steele with 44 votes, former RNC official Maria Cino with 32 votes, Michigan Committeeman Saul Anuzis with 24 votes, and former Missouri GOP Chairwoman Ann Wagner with 23 votes.

Several more ballots are expected before someone reaches the 85-vote threshold. Steele won the 2009 race after six rounds, defeating a five-candidate field that included Anuzis and then-Chairman Mike Duncan.

All eyes are now on Steele to see if his support begins to dwindle. In 2009, Duncan dropped out after three rounds after watching his vote total dwindle from 52 to 44. He had led after the first round and was tied with Steele after the second round.

The sense here is that if Steele did not finish in first place after the first ballot, he would have a difficult chance of winning. Still, much of the talk among members before this vote centered on whether Steele would leave the race when it became apparent he could not win...


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KEYWORDS: cino; priebus; princerebus; reincepriebus; rnc; steele
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Dangerous situation. At least 76 RNC members are strongly anti-conservative, voting for Steele or Cino.
1 posted on 01/14/2011 11:08:09 AM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Ken Melhman. He just reminds me of Ken Melhman.


2 posted on 01/14/2011 11:09:13 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: All

Solid conservative and Tea Partier.

3 posted on 01/14/2011 11:11:43 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: iowamark

I may be a dumb ass country boy, but I swear if this fella pronounces his name Ree-anh-say, I’m gonna sh!t a brick....I want a damned conservative...don’t want a blueblood nor a rapper....


4 posted on 01/14/2011 11:11:56 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: iowamark
Lets make this an utterly meaningless exercise, and continue to only support individual candidates - never ever the RNC or any PAC.
5 posted on 01/14/2011 11:14:39 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: iowamark
Was George Washington Right?

Amen to the last sentence of that article.

6 posted on 01/14/2011 11:16:54 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: GoCards
Anuzis is the Melhman clone

Wannabe Saul Anuzis is a hyphenate----a Lithuanian American born here----who is currently an advisor to the Republic of Lithuania.

We don’t want a hyphenate using the Party to advance the interests of a foreign govt. NO hyphenates, NO way. We want an all-American conservative RNC chair, who salutes the US flag, and bows only to the Constitution of the United States.

Anuzis' biggest claim to fame-----of which he has boasted proudly and endlessly in public forums----that as Michigan GOP chair, he personally forced state and local party organizations to stage "Juneteenth" celebrations (marking the end of slavery). We don't need at the helm of the party someone like Anuzis who diminishes all-American holidays like Independence Day.

Anuzis is also a backer of the National Popular Vote initiative. Anuzis clearly crawled out from under a rock. http://www.thatssaulfolks.com/2010/04/01/national-popular-vote-why-i-support-it/

Anuzis fits right in with race-hustling, reparation pimps-----b/c he personally forced state and local Repub party organizations to stage "Juneteenth" celebrations. Wadda ya wanna bet Anuzis has a deal with the race-baiters to infiltrate the RNC, and use the org as a money laundry to get million$$ to them?

Saul Anuzis is unfit to be Chairman of the RNC. He is a figgin neocon----and the POS is keeping it damned quiet. Another neo-con with ulterior motives looking out for himself. Anuzis' buddies are the neocon Me-Firsters----Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Billy Kristol----- and the rest of the 'what's in it for me' neo crowd, who have no visible sources of income.

The pukeneos detest conservatives. They squat in the Repub Party to takeover the agenda, and to kick consevatives to the curb. If Anuzis gets in, this is what we can expect (gag).

EXCERPT-----The Decline and Fall of American Conservatism

The “art of government,” writes neocon frontman William Kristol (Fox talking head and McCain handler), is to translate the “liberal or radical impulse into enduring institutions,” which in a constitutional republic means that neocons want socialist ends to be achieved with conservative means. Now here's the neocon methodology in brief: neocon advice to the Republican Party is to compromise and accept the moral ends of liberal-socialism, but with the caveat that conservatives can do a better job of doling out the goods and services.

Note well who neocons demand compromise from: Conservatives are being asked to compromise THEIR principles. Liberals are being asked ONLY to compromise the manner in which welfare is delivered.

Neocons' moral appeasement serves to embolden the Left........a lesson conservatives need to learn posthaste. Conservatives need to grasp that compromising one principle inevitably leads to hundreds of compromises.

N/C'S SECRET AGENDA? In the neocon-driven conservative relationship, liberalism will always have the upper hand and will always dictate the future. Having abandoned principles, neoconservatives can offer no principled opposition to the creation of new welfare programs in the future. Of course, they would see this as a problem only if they opposed welfare programs, which they do not.

In addition to the Roosevelts----TR and FDR----neocons add Bismarck to their list of statesman-like heroes. According to arch-neocon William Kristol, the “idea of a welfare state is in itself perfectly consistent with a conservative political philosophy—as Bismarck knew, a hundred years ago.”

Neocons’ squat in the Republican Party to restore not a Jeffersonian model of government, but rather the Prussian welfare state. This, according to the neocons, this is what it means to be “in the ‘American grain.’” This is their contribution to what they consider is Republicanism, “the stupid party” as they call it.........and to the American way of life.

7 posted on 01/14/2011 11:18:09 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: MrEdd
Lets make this an utterly meaningless exercise, and continue to only support individual candidates - never ever the RNC or any PAC.

I'd still like the big money moderates to toss in a few hundred million to the RNC. It can be useful.

8 posted on 01/14/2011 11:18:59 AM PST by Crichton
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To: Gaffer

LOL. No, its pronounced Rince (long i vowel).


9 posted on 01/14/2011 11:20:03 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: iowamark
Dangerous situation. At least 76 RNC members are strongly anti-conservative, voting for Steele or Cino.

A bit more complicated than that.

Many of Steele's voters are conservative, as are some of Cino's backers (Ken Blackwell, for one, though he isn't a RNC member).

And most other candidates have a share of objectionable supporters.

10 posted on 01/14/2011 11:21:42 AM PST by Crichton
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To: iowamark

None of them are probably strong conservatives. Anuzis only considers himself half American and lobbies for a foreign government. Wonderful.


11 posted on 01/14/2011 11:24:16 AM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: Liz

It doesn’t matter who wins the party will still be backing people like Dede Scozzafava, Charlie Crist et al.


12 posted on 01/14/2011 11:27:27 AM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: Obadiah
Well, then....nevermind....I haven't been keeping up with this, but you certainly can get my drift...I want somebody that has actually worked for a living, gotten screwed continually on taxes and hasn't had anything given to them for any reason beyond fundamental core values and real work.
13 posted on 01/14/2011 11:29:16 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: iowamark

85 to win

1st Ballot 2nd Ballot 3rd Ballot 4th Ballot
Reince Priebus 45 52    
Michael Steele 44 37    
Maria Cino 32 30    
Saul Anuzis 24 27    
Ann Wagner 23 22    

14 posted on 01/14/2011 11:29:38 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: iowamark

NOT Steele!


15 posted on 01/14/2011 11:32:59 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: iowamark
CSPAN caller -- doesn't want the "Right Wing Extremists" to win (via Priebus). She prefers the moderates.


16 posted on 01/14/2011 11:37:20 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Liz

I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t been following this (don’t support the RNC) and have never heard of Priebus. After the second ballot, it’s looking likely that he can win this thing.

A quick search turns up the following: while going to law school he spent a couple years as an intern for the NAACP legal defense fund in Los Angeles. While working as an attorney at a law firm in 2009 he spent his time seeking federal stimulus funds as part of the firm’s “Stimulus Legislation Team”. Has he always been a conservative, or did he recently have a conversion?

Not trying to start any arguments, because, as I said, I know nothing about him.


17 posted on 01/14/2011 11:38:41 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Gaffer

A rapper driving a battery powered car, no less... ;-)


18 posted on 01/14/2011 11:38:59 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Gaffer; iowamark

Rience Prebus is from Wisconsin. You all remember what WE did here in Packerland? We dumped Russ “I love the teacher’s union and McCain” Feingold, we got David Obey to retire and replaced both of these horrid Dems with GOP fellows.

He is a good solid conservative and I hope if he wins we can get back to having pride in our RNC leadership. NO more reaching across the darned isle. PS: I have not donated money to the RNC for years. I go direct to the candidate of my choice. I still get Christmas cards from John Thune. haa. Still is very important to have the right person in charge at the RNC. I rest my case.


19 posted on 01/14/2011 11:39:49 AM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (Happy New Year to all and may God's blessings save this great nation. Keep praying.)
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To: lonevoice
A quick search turns up the following: while going to law school he spent a couple years as an intern for the NAACP legal defense fund in Los Angeles. While working as an attorney at a law firm in 2009 he spent his time seeking federal stimulus funds as part of the firm’s “Stimulus Legislation Team”.

Opposition research promoted and disseminated by left wing blogs (funded by George Soros & Co).

Priebus has done a good job in Wisconsin, which was the highlight of conservative resurgence in 2010.

20 posted on 01/14/2011 11:43:41 AM PST by Crichton
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Frankly, I want a Southern boy, myself...


21 posted on 01/14/2011 11:44:52 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Al B.; Brices Crossroads

Voting going on now...


22 posted on 01/14/2011 11:50:12 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: iowamark
"Reince Priebus"

Now there's a name and personality that Americans will identify with.

23 posted on 01/14/2011 11:51:58 AM PST by americanophile ("We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.")
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To: iowamark

GO REINCE!


24 posted on 01/14/2011 11:52:53 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: lonevoice

About as conservative as we’re going to get.


25 posted on 01/14/2011 11:52:57 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

3rd ballot voting just started.


26 posted on 01/14/2011 11:53:04 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

If he is a Haley Barbour lackey, he should not lead the RNC. I do not want Barbour as President, he was good as RNC chair, but he looks like a potential stroke or H.A. I do not mind his twisted mouth garbled accent, but most others will.


27 posted on 01/14/2011 11:54:12 AM PST by samantha
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To: GeronL

That’s ancient history——before the Tea Party surfaced. Remember Nov.


28 posted on 01/14/2011 11:55:33 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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To: Liz

Thanks for the reply. You’re probably right about that.


29 posted on 01/14/2011 11:57:26 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Liz

Wiki

Early life

Anuzis was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Lithuanian immigrants, Ceslovas and Elena Anuzis. He attended Bishop Borgess High School and later studied economics at the University of Michigan–Dearborn campus. His senior year he was elected president of the Student Government and also was one of the founders and first chairman of the College Republican club on campus.

His parents and paternal grandparents, Ignas and Elena Anuzis, received the Righteous Among the Nations award from Israel’s national Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, for helping three young girls escape from a Jewish ghetto and make their way from Lithuania to Estonia during World War II. One of those girls, now grown, nominated them for the award.
[edit]Personal life

Anuzis is married to Lina (née Alksninis) and they have four sons, Matas, Tadas, Vytis, and Marius.

Anuzis is a former member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

He was also a gubernatorial appointee to the Michigan Jobs Commission and the Michigan Export Development Authority. He is a scout master of local Boy Scout Troop 100 (comprising Lithuanian scouts), and is actively involved in several Lithuanian-American organizations and serves on several non-profit boards. He currently serves as honorary consul to Michigan for the Republic of Lithuania. Anuzis and his family reside in Eaton County.


30 posted on 01/14/2011 11:57:38 AM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: iowamark

We don’t need the RNC, hell, we don’t even need Republicans.

We simply need conservative candidates.


31 posted on 01/14/2011 11:58:28 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: iowamark
I'd like to see an RNC Chairman who is a successful person with blue collar roots (elitists need not apply). I don't know his family background, but Reince Priebus grew up in a blue collar town, went to a blue collar high school and a blue collar college.

From Wikipedia:

Priebus was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin and [2] graduated from George Nelson Tremper High School in 1990.[3] He obtained a bachelor's degree in Political Science and English in 1994 from University of Wisconsin–Whitewater (where he was student body president), worked in the Wisconsin Legislature for a year, and then went to law school, receiving a law degree from University of Miami School of Law in 1998.[4] He then joined the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Milwaukee.[2]

In 2004, in his first bid for public office, Priebus unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Robert Wirch for a seat in the Wisconsin Senate,[5][6] where Priebus reportedly spent $384,486 to Wirch's $182,595.[7]

Priebus was elected state GOP party chair in 2007,[8][9] the youngest person ever elected to that position.[10] In 2009, he became general counsel of the RNC.[10]

32 posted on 01/14/2011 11:58:51 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: TomGuy
CSPAN caller -- doesn't want the "Right Wing Extremists" to win (via Priebus). She prefers the moderates. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Leftist plants trying to necessitate leftist approval of only RINO candidates.EFF THEM!

The left hears the hinterland rumble, and the roll is on.If Reince wins this , we are over a significant hurdle.It means uncontroverted funding for tea party based candidates, and a merging of public momentum with tea party based PACs.

34 posted on 01/14/2011 12:00:39 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Gaffer
Frankly, I want a Southern boy, myself...

Uhhhh...

35 posted on 01/14/2011 12:01:31 PM PST by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: iowamark

The RNC has become IRRELEVENT to me !

http://www.GOOOH.com


36 posted on 01/14/2011 12:06:20 PM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: iowamark

85 to win

1st Ballot 2nd Ballot 3rd Ballot 4th Ballot
Reince Priebus 45   (+7) 52   (+2) 54  
Michael Steele 44 (-7) 37 (-4) 33  
Maria Cino 32 (-2) 30 (+2) 32  
Saul Anuzis 24 (+3) 27 (-6) 21  
Ann Wagner 23 (-1) 22 (+6) 28  

37 posted on 01/14/2011 12:12:31 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
Your figures are incorrect.

Priebus and Wagner were my first two choices. Looking good.

38 posted on 01/14/2011 12:14:14 PM PST by Crichton
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To: TomGuy

It seems to me that after a couple of ballots, the last-place candidate should be disqualified on each ballot.


39 posted on 01/14/2011 12:14:42 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

That just makes too much sense...


40 posted on 01/14/2011 12:17:42 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Crichton

Isn’t looking like Saul’s day.


41 posted on 01/14/2011 12:19:08 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: TomGuy

You have Cino and Wagner reversed. Wagner jumped from 5th to 3rd on the last ballot.

Priebus 54, Steele 33, Wagner 32, Cino 28, Anuzis 21.


42 posted on 01/14/2011 12:19:49 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
It seems to me that after a couple of ballots, the last-place candidate should be disqualified on each ballot.

When the lead candidate is only pulling 32% of the total, dropping the one with 13% in a 5-way race is a bit premature.

In this case, Steele is the only one who absolutely cannot win, and he's in second place.

43 posted on 01/14/2011 12:21:28 PM PST by Crichton
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To: southernnorthcarolina; TomGuy; Crichton

Looks like it will come down to Priebus vs. Wagner—a win-win for us, since those were probably the two most conservative candidates.


44 posted on 01/14/2011 12:24:46 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Candidate 1st 2nd 3rd  1st to 2nd 2nd to 3rd
Priebus 45 52 54              7               2
Steele 44 37 33             (7)              (4)
Wagner 23 27 32              4               5
Cino 32 30 28             (2)              (2)
Anuzis 24 22 21             (2)              (1)

45 posted on 01/14/2011 12:25:06 PM PST by Crichton
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To: iowamark

Hmmm... Reince Priebus and Ann Wagner seem to be acceptable. Just hope that they are not splitting the votes that resulted in Steele re-elected. The three are now (after the 3rd vote) occupy the highest votes.


46 posted on 01/14/2011 12:28:06 PM PST by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen of former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: Crichton

The momentumm is for Wagner as the RINOs circle the wagons.
Lets hope that the Texas delegates can bend a few arms.


47 posted on 01/14/2011 12:28:29 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: americanophile; ElkGroveDan; Impy
>>> "Reince Priebus" Now there's a name and personality that Americans will identify with. <<

Per Illinois Review, our RINO combiner chairman Pat Brady spoke on Priebus' behalf.

Reince Priebus’s law firm supports Obamacare and says its constitutional

Is Reince Priebus ‘Shovel Ready’ in Race For RNC Chair?

I have a bad feeling about this...

48 posted on 01/14/2011 12:28:29 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: TomGuy
She prefers the moderates.

If elite moderates continue to run the GOP they are headed they way of the WHIG party. Tea Party will become the new GOP.
49 posted on 01/14/2011 12:28:40 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Crichton

Step down Steele, the GOP will survive without you!


50 posted on 01/14/2011 12:28:45 PM PST by OregonTide
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