Republicans split over GOProud

Feb 1, 2011

Every year Republicans come together at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a right-of-center meeting of the minds designed to create a long-term strategy for the Party. Riding the success of the November elections, Republicans this year were hoping to get past some of their internal divisions and develop a big-tent, inclusive strategy that could unite social and economic conservatives, traditional Republicans, and Tea Partiers. But out of the gate, there’s been trouble. GOProud, a gay conservative group, is a sponsor of the meeting. That didn’t sit well with church-based groups such as the Family Research Council and others such as the Heritage Foundation, which are pulling out. What does it say about the chances of a Republican “big tent” if they refuse to be in the same room? And what will the schism mean for the 2012 Presidential elections?

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