Republican perspectives on the current political scene

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The first debate of Republican presidential contenders is scheduled for May 5th in South Carolina and the race is wide open with no clear front-runners emerging.  In Washington, Republican legislators are declaring success in the ongoing budget battles.  But back at home, some, particularly those serving their first terms, have been greeted by discontent among constituents who accuse their representatives of either caving into pressure from colleagues or selling out the voters.  In this hour of Radio Times, we get the perspective on Republican politics — everything from Donald Trump’s candidacy and the state of affairs on Capitol Hill to what GOP presidential candidates will have to do and say to get elected in 2012.  Our guests are Washington Post “Right Turn” blogger JENNIFER RUBIN, PETER WEHNER of the Ethics and Policy Center and ANDY ROTH of the Club for Growth.

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