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House Republicans Draft Campaign Manifesto

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House Republicans Draft Campaign Manifesto

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House Republicans Draft Campaign Manifesto

House Republicans Draft Campaign Manifesto

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House Republicans are releasing a pre-election "Pledge to America" Thursday. It accuses Democrats of scorning Americans' beliefs. It promises to promote traditional marriage, wider opportunities and a transparent government.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

So that's a Senate race. Let's talk now about the House. Today, House Republicans visited a hardware store in Sterling, Virginia. Rather than buying a hammer or some garden shears, they were selling something. .>TEXT: LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

The Republicans are promoting what they called a Pledge to America. It echoes the Contract with America, the manifesto Republicans ran on when they won Congress in 1994.

INSKEEP: This time around, House Republicans spend much of their time focusing on what they are not going to do.

WERTHEIMER: They say they won't let Bush-era tax cuts expire.

INSKEEP: They want to repeal the new health care law.

WERTHEIMER: And they want to freeze any stimulus money still unspent.

INSKEEP: The document includes many references to the founding fathers and to scaling back government, themes that crop up frequently at Tea Party gatherings.

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