She said in urban areas, the deal-making is often based on ideological appeals or offers of delegate positions to the regional, state and national conventions.
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'" said Barbara Trish, chairwoman of the political science department at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. "This is part of a process of a party trying to figure out what it's going to do next."
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