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The Future of the Republican Party: Are Moderates Obsolete?
Last Featured: 3/28/2005

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With the President's re-election, Republicans picked up several House and Senate seats and most of the newcomers hail from the party's 'right' side. Thanks, in part, to strong efforts from religious conservatives, Republican moderates return to Congress with their positions and influence in question. Even as the rank and file membership of the GOP grows, some are wondering if the ‘big tent’ is shrinking. And will the unity that held social conservatives and libertarians together when fighting in the minority continue as Republicans adjust to their expanded majority status?

Diane Allen is a New Jersey State Senator, first elected in November, 1997. She was Senate Majority Whip from 1998-2001 and served one term in the NJ State Assembly, from 1996-98. Ms. Allen was a television news anchor and reporter in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey for more than 20 years.

Pat Toomey is the president of the Club for Growth. Before joining the Club for Growth, Mr. Toomey served in the United States House of Representatives, from Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district from January 1999 through January 2005. He served on the Budget Committee, the Financial Services Committee, and the Small Business Committee.

David Keene is the Chairman of the American Conservative Union. As southern regional coordinator for Ronald Reagan's campaign in 1976 and national political director for George Bush in 1980, he won recognition for his skill as a political organizer and strategist. He worked in the Nixon White House as a political assistant to Vice President Agnew and on Capitol Hill as executive assistant to Senator James L. Buckley.

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"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."

— President Ronald Reagan

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