Gov. Rick Perry rules the roost at the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth on June 7. But his endorsement of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fell flat this week as Tea Party fave Ted Cruz crushed Dewhurst in a GOP runoff for U.S. Senate. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Dan Senor, senior national security aide to Mitt Romney, speaks to the press en route to Israel from London on Saturday. Jason Reed/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The line stretched into the parking lot today at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Wichita, Kan. Travis Heying / Wichita Eagle/MCT /Landov hide caption

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In his New Yorker article, Fussbudget, Ryan Lizza writes: "To envisage what Republicans would do if they win in November, the person to understand is not necessarily Romney, who has been a policy cipher all his public life. The person to understand is Paul Ryan." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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