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What a way to really shrink the size of the RNC tent:
First Read has obtained a resoultion being e-mailed around to Republican National Committee members for comments that proposes a conservative litmus test of sorts.
This comes on the heels of a rift in the party that was exposed in the once-obscure special election in Upstate New York’s 23rd Congressional District, in which national conservative leaders, including Sarah Palin, clashed with national establishment Republicans. The so-called GOP civil war threatens to derail moderate Republican candidacies in heated 2010 Republican primaries already underway. Florida’s Senate race is perhaps the best and most prominent example.
The “Resolution on Reagan’s Unity Principle for Support of Candidates” outlines 10 conservative principles the group of signees wants potential candidates to abide by. The principles include support for:
This will certainly push more candidates and supporters to either the Democrat or Independent columns.