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Republican Moderates Showing Strain With Leadership

All this comes during a week where conservatives scored a huge Congressional victory, upsetting the establishment Texas Senate favorite David Dewhurst in a Republican primary runoff with a candidate (Ted Cruz) who doesn't view compromise as a necessary governing tool. Cruz will have no trouble cruising to a general election victory in Texas, but in the more evenly-matched Congressional districts where LaTourette, Hanna, Dold and Bono Mack are running, striking a down-the-line conservative ideological note isn't a political asset. They found it easy to vote conservatively well before November, but are starting to sweat it as the elections draw closer.

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