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Republican

A person who believes or participates in a polity governed by elected officials. In a republic, the citizens elect representatives who vote on issues of governance. Often, republics are called democracies, in which citizens themselves vote on issues of governance, but the two terms are not identical.
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Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, said he is concerned about ultra-conservative Republican legislators whom he says are out of touch with average members of their own party.
He was crushed, 58 percent to 42 percent, by a Republican who switched parties to challenge him.
But the Republican coalition will break apart, too.
Rhode Island, where moderate Republican Lincoln Chafee is neck-and-neck with his Democratic challenger, Sheldon Whitehouse.
Guerriero goes so far as to place Log Cabin clearly on one side of a "battle" brewing inside the Republican Party, pitting moderates and "traditional conservatives" like U.
Republican staffers say Mehlman's work reflects a growing diversity in the party's rank and file, which was evident in the 2004 presidential election when Bush's share of the black vote rose to 11% from 9% in 2000.
The National Republicans continued the Federalists' push for a strong government and industry.
In a few months, I've gone from shy, conservative, unwilling-to-admit-it Republican, to becoming the founder and chairman of a lively Teenage Republicans club at school, as well as the state committeewoman for the local Young Republicans club.
In the early 1990s Nebraska's current Republican senator, Chuck Hagel, headed AIS.
Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan, the Republican nominee for governor, realizes the importance of the collar counties and has "people reaching out to all the various groups," said Tern Hickey, a Ryan spokeswoman.
Still, Bush's job rating strength does not seem to be translating into an advantage for Republican candidates.

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