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RPOF courting youngsters



ORLANDO — What do you get when you cross a dethroned beauty queen, an Olympian-turned reality show wannabe and a pubescent pundit? Maybe the start of the GOP's revitalization. Or maybe a sign of how desperate Republicans are about stemming the departure of young voters from their fold.

..."I think the White House is giving young conservatives enough red meat to bring them out of the closet,'' said 23-year-old Republican consultant Jordan Raynor. "But at the end of the day, having all the tools in the world to communicate with young people doesn't really matter if the Republican Party doesn't have a message. What's the Republican message today?"

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:58pm]


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