"There's got to be some political give-and-take and compromises made," Morial said. "A candidate who's serious has to have the political skills to clear the field - or at least diminish it."
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"We will oppose those things that we are duty bound to oppose, but we will keep our doors open to look for areas of commonality," he said. "I call it an intelligent approach."
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