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State and national Republican Party officials are getting behind Rep. Allen B. West's call for a recount of all early votes in St. Lucie County, Fla., saying it would be "unconscionable" not to answer lingering questions about the results, which show the outspoken GOP lawmaker trailing Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy.
Some state Republican Party leaders and influential conservatives say they are worried that the early stages of Mitt Romney's campaign have been marked by missteps and missed opportunities in the bid to unseat President Obama in November.
Another mystery surrounding this summer's Republican National Convention has been settled - state delegation hotel assignments.
Florida pushed its primary date up to Jan. 31 — earlier than the RNC hoped.
"The supervisor of elections owes it to the people that elected her to count all of their votes that were cast early in the 2012 election cycle," Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry said in a statement Thursday. "She has already admitted there was a problem with the counting process and announced she would count all the votes. It makes no sense to arbitrarily cut off the counting process before it was finished."