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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, says current conflicts between candidates won't affect the GOP's strength in the general election. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Republican Party Chairman: 'This Will Be Just Fine'

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Donald Trump speaks during the CNBC Republican presidential debate Wednesday as Ben Carson looks on. The GOP candidates are pushing for changes to the debate formats. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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President Obama walks to the podium at his 2008 nominating convention. Lawmakers are inserting into the spending bill a provision allowing political parties to collect up to $97,200 from each donor to pay for their conventions. Chuck Kennedy,Scott Andrews/AP hide caption

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In Spending Bill, A Gift For Political Party Fundraising

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Republican officials Rob Collins, Phil Cox and Matt Walter all seemed pleased at a briefing for journalists about the GOP's midterm election prospects, as did former first lady Mamie Eisenhower. Frank James/NPR hide caption

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The RNC wants to see many fewer of these presidential debate scenes in 2016. Before a November 2011 Michigan showdown, from left: former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; businessman Herman Cain; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; Texas Rep. Ron Paul; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day (third from right) introduce the group's latest "rising stars" Thursday in Washington: Alison Howard (from left), Chelsi P. Henry, Monica Youngblood, Kimberly Yee and Alex Smith. Andrew Harnik /The Washington Times/Landov hide caption

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Schoolchildren tour the bus that civil rights icon Rosa Parks made famous when she refused to give up her seat. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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