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Tea party leader* endorses Saul Anuzis for RNC chair

By Luke Johnson | 12.07.10 | 11:46 am

One day after getting many headlines for suggesting Sarah Palin as Republican National Committee chair, Tea Party Nation leader Judson Phillips endorsed former Michigan GOP chairman Saul Anuzis. (His endorsement is behind a cumbersome online registration process.)

But before Anuzis is anointed as the tea party candidate More…

RNC Debate: Round III

By David Weigel | 01.05.09 | 2:04 pm

A Latino Republican leader informs the candidates that the United States will soon be a majority-minority country. What are they going to do about it?

Go to the “precinct level,” says Blackwell, and inform blacks and Latinos that the GOP will fight the unions who would keep their children in More…

RNC Debate: Round II

By David Weigel | 01.05.09 | 1:36 pm

The lightning round begins: Who is everyone’s favorite Republican president? Reagan. Reagan. Reagan. Reagan. Reagan. And finally, from Ken Blackwell: “Ronald Reagan, who brought me into the Republican party.”

“Good,” says Norquist. “Everyone got that one right.”

Who’s everyone’s least favorite Republican president? Steele and Saltsman pass. Dawson suggests Warren More…

RNC Debate: Round I

By David Weigel | 01.05.09 | 1:32 pm

The candidates are mostly friendly as they take their two minute introductions. Mostly. After Katon Dawson bragged that he’d turned the South Carolina GOP around, Ken Blackwell emphasized that he had won 15 elections. In Ohio. “We all know how difficult it is to win elections in that swing state More…