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Republicans looking to ease the friction among party stalwarts, tea party activists and Ron Paul supporters headed into this year's election say they may have found a model of unity in Art Robinson, a scientist who is the GOP candidate for a congressional seat representing an Oregon district.
Rick Santorum said Sunday that he wants to go head-to-head in a debate with Mitt Romney before the primary season is over — raising the possibility of one last showdown at some point.
Organizers on Thursday canceled the final debate of the Republican presidential campaign season, slated for Monday, after two of the GOP's four candidates declined to participate.
The Mitt Romney campaign announced Monday that the former Massachusetts governor has decided not to participate in the planned Republican presidential debate scheduled for newt week, on March 19 in Portland, Ore.
As a 23-year-old Navy officer in 1945, Mark O. Hatfield was among the first American servicemen to see personally the destruction wrought upon Hiroshima by an atomic bomb. It was an experience that helped shape Mr. Hatfield into an outspoken critic of war as he went on to become a two-term Republican Oregon governor, then the longest-serving U.S. senator in Oregon history.
"Art's grass-roots campaign challenges the Washington, D.C., cabal of insider politics and is gaining momentum for a very good reason," said Allen Alley, chairman of the Oregon Republican Party. "There's a moral and political rudder, a core set of beliefs, that come through. The more you listen, the more his good sense comes through."
"It was really Romney and Santorum, and their strategy has really shifted from a national audience to very much state-by-state," said Allen Alley, chairman of the Oregon Republican Party.