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U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter of Michigan — the darkest of dark-horse candidates — secured a spot in the Ames Straw Poll yesterday, the clearest indication yet that the folksy, guitar-playing congressman is seriously considering jumping into the fray. Long regarded as the most prominent straw poll in the country, the Ames Straw Poll will be [...]
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann told the National Right to Life convention in Jacksonville, Florida, earlier today that the GOP shouldn’t nominate somebody who hasn’t been consistent on the issue of abortion. Without mentioning frontrunner Mitt Romney by name, the Minnesota congresswoman said that this was “not the time for Republicans to put up a candidate [...]