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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Debbie Joslin
The Republicans' sometimes competing power centers have joined forces in opposition to a plan gaining momentum in the states to effectively junk the Electoral College in favor of a direct national popular vote for president.
He's not on the ballot for 2012, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry strongly impressed a gathering of top Republican officials here Tuesday, with many high-ranking GOP officials saying the governor would be their top choice if he entered the presidential race.
With Republican insiders watching carefully to see whether she has developed the right stuff for a national presidential run in 2012, Sarah Palin has backed a dark horse in her own backyard this year.
"The Alaska Division of Elections does an excellent job with absentee and early balloting," Mrs. Joslin said. "I have always been very proud of the clean system we have in Alaska. I believe Lisa will honor her pre-primary pledge to support the Republican nominee."
Alaska Eagle Forum President Debbie Joslin, who is also an RNC member, told The Times that the fears of Mr. Miller's supporters were unfounded.