GOP Moderates Struggle to Maintain Relevance

Tuesday, 05 Oct 2010 05:20 PM

By Dan Weil

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The conservative wing of the Republican Party is in ascendance, poised to register huge gains in next month’s elections. So moderate Republicans are seeking to ensure that they have a seat at the table, Roll Call reports

Members of the Tuesday Group, comprised of moderate House Republican moderates, relevance, Tuesday Group, Jo Ann EmersonRepublicans, say they will continue to have an impact.

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo., who is co-chairwoman of the group, says it may adjust its strategy, focusing on a few specific issues rather than working on a broader platform as in past years.

“I think it is going to be much more issue-based, where we can make a difference,” she said.  “That would be my goal.”

To avoid shrinking the group has even expanded its membership to more conservatives.

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