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RNC chief Priebus courting Ron Paul wing of GOP

- The Washington Times - Monday, January 28, 2013

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says he would be a fool not to court the more conservative wing of the party, and he advocated reaching out to Ron Paul voters.

"We'd be fools not to welcome in the liberty movement," Mr. Priebus said in a video at after being asked for the RNC's message to Ron Paul backers. "I want to reach out. We're not going to grow our party by closing doors."

Mr. Priebus specifically mentioned the need to bolster the Republican Party's believers in James Madison-type ideals.

Madison was a strong proponent of small government and feared the ability of the federal government to overreach. In early 1786, Madison wrote of the need for distinct divisions of government power — the legislative, executive and judicial branches — in order for the republic to survive.

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