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With Donald Trump's presence, candidates will have to go where no previous GOP hopefuls have gone — not because they want to, not because they no longer fear to, but because The Donald has introduced extreme politics to the quadrennial ritual of finding an acceptable party nominee. (Associated Press)

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The ascendancy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may result in several of the previously declared GOP candidates being bumped from the upcoming Fox News debate due to a limit of only 10 candidates being allowed to participate. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on GOP's expanded campaigning on social media by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a sheet of paper as he talks about calling fellow GOP presidential candidate Lindsey Graham during his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton on July 21, 2015. (Associated Press)

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, center right, stands with his wife Karen, and daughters Reese, right, and Emma, after announcing his running for the 2016 Republican party’s nomination for president during a campaign rally at Ohio State University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Kasich, a two-term governor and former congressman, has little name recognition in the crowded GOP field, but he is already airing television ads in New Hampshire where he is heading immediately after making his run official. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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The Republican Party is showing signs it wants Rep. Elise Stefanik, New York Republican, to continue to be a force within the party. (Associated Press)

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Potential GOP presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker drew praise from social conservatives for his plan to sign a 20-week abortion ban. (Associated Press)

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The Democratic National Committee released a new video Thursday that mocks the GOP as the "Retrumplican Party" and ties the entire Republican presidential field to comments made by Donald Trump. (YouTube/DemRapidResponse)

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Drawing a line: Jeb Bush said Donald Trump, a rival in the presidential nomination race, "doesn't represent the Republican Party or its values." (Associated Press)

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Presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump has been busy on Twitter, tweeting out negative thoughts and opinions on his fellow GOP candidates, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. (Invision/Associated Press)

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National Edition News cover for July 1, 2015 - Christie joins GOP governors touting executive experience: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes the podium before speaking to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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GOP potential presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called for an amendment to the Constitution to "reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage."

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GOP's Healthcare Plan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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GOP's Healthcare Plan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's comparing Russian's Vladimir Putin to Hitler worries both GOP and Democrat critics. (Associated Press)

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush plans to launch his presidential campaign in Florida next week before heading north to make his first stop as a declared candidate in New Hampshire, home to the first-in-the-nation primary and friendlier ground for more liberal GOP hopefuls. (Associaed Press photographs)

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DES MOINES, IA - DECEMBER 10: Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the GOP debate on the campus of Drake University on December 10, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Rivals were expected to target front runner Gingrich in the debate hosted by ABC News, Yahoo News, WOI-TV, The Des Moines Register and the Iowa GOP. (Photo by Matthew Putney-Pool/Getty Images)

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Joni Ernst has a big event planned for seven GOP hopefuls

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Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, has long been a critic of the Patriot Act's far-reaching surveillance powers and the fight over its reauthorization has helped him carve out a unique space among the 2016 GOP presidential candidates. (Associated Press)

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GOP quiz - Reagan electoral map