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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Charlie Gerow
Sen. Marco Rubio began 2013 as the talk of the town, riding high in 2016 presidential polls and spearheading Republican efforts to woo the Hispanic voting bloc that helped power President Obama to a second term.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has undergone lap-band surgery, vetoed gun control bills and banned anti-gay conversion therapies for minors — all while touting his ability to push conservative principles in a blue state.
The struggling economy is even making its presence felt on state ballots across the country this November, as initiatives on social issues such as abortion, immigration and gay rights are giving way to bread-and-butter questions about taxes and government spending.
Republicans this fall are hoping that what doesn't tear them apart will only make them stronger.
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint has bet on the right horse in an impressive string of Senate primary contests this year, but the freshman Republican's biggest challenge will likely be how he and his band of conservative outsiders fit into the GOP establishment.
"Mr. DeMint looks to me like a true believer," said Mr. Gerow. "The picks the GOP has are a good fit for the 2010 cycle. People are fed up with incumbents, and I agree with that assessment."
"Winning salves a lot of wounds," Mr. Gerow said. "If his candidates win, then great for him. If they lose, it might be trouble."