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Mr. Paul had the most votes overall, thanks to a swell of support from online voters. Between the two sets of results, there were about 1,600 votes. Mr. Paul gathered more than one-third of them.

Mr. Pawlenty and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin each had 9 percent overall. Mr. Cain, Mr. Paul and Mr. Pawlenty were the only three to speak at the three-day summit.


Daley to activists: Keep fighting, keep faith

White House Chief of Staff William Daley told Democratic activists in Washington on Saturday to “keep up the fight” and not lose faith despite continued hard economic times.

Mr. Daley, speaking at a Democratic National Committee meeting, recalled the days after the November elections, when Republicans won the House and increased their ranks in the Senate.

He said the conventional wisdom was that President Obama’s agenda had stalled. But by year’s end, Mr. Obama had a tax-cut deal with Republicans, the Senate ratified a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, and Congress approved the long-stalled repeal of a ban on openly gay military service.

Mr. Daley told the activists that their backing has helped the administration be successful. He asked for their continued support, saying “we’ve got big things to do together.”


Colorado starts redistricting process

LOVELAND, Colo. | Colorado isn’t growing fast enough to get a new member of Congress. But that doesn’t mean residents don’t want to see more political fireworks within Colorado’s seven congressional districts.

State lawmakers started work Saturday on their once-a-decade job of redrawing political lines with hearings Saturday in Loveland and Fort Morgan.

Several residents at the Loveland hearing urged politicians in the state General Assembly to resist politicizing the redistricting process. One of the residents, Robert May of Denver, pointed out that Colorado’s 1st District in Denver is a slam-dunk for Democrats, while the nearby 6th District in Denver’s southern suburbs is a slam-dunk for the GOP. Any Republicans living in the city, or any Democrats living in those suburbs, have little chance to compete.

“That’s not democracy,” Mr. May argued. “We have to compete.”