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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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No, this was the outlook in the early morning hours of November 8, 2006 after voters swept Republicans out of office and turned the formerly "red" Republican Granite State a deep Democratic "blue.
Polls showed not just Democrats but Republicans and independents opposed to the Schiavo intervention.
For the moment, all eyes will be on the failure of the Democratic Party, once again, to overcome the money, shamelessness, and mastery of political mechanics of the Republicans.
Democrats will have to struggle to hold on to New Jersey, where Senator Robert Menendez, appointed in 2006, is in trouble as Republican State Senator Tom Kean moves up in the polls.
September 8, 2004, was a watershed moment for Log Cabin Republicans.
Insofar as the Republicans have not answered that satisfactorily, the response of the black community has been minimal," Walters says.
The National Republicans continued the Federalists' push for a strong government and industry.
When I stepped onto the stage for the public debate between the Teenage Republicans and a group of Democrats from my high school, I felt nervous and shaky despite the piles of notes and weeks of research.
Likewise, the Republicans might control the military budget and the Justice Department but can't be trusted not to vote twenty-seven times, given the chance.
But as immigrants continue to arrive from Mexico, he said, Republicans may have the opportunity to turn them into GOP voters, particularly in the suburbs.
Polls show the electorate split evenly in party identification with the Republicans and the Democrats roughly 45 percent each.

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