NPR logo

Lead GOP Presidential Hopefuls Covet Distinction

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/16686523/16685794" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Lead GOP Presidential Hopefuls Covet Distinction

Analysis

Lead GOP Presidential Hopefuls Covet Distinction

Lead GOP Presidential Hopefuls Covet Distinction

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/16686523/16685794" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Early primary voting schedule means candidates will try to distance themselves from rivals any way they can. GOP leaders Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney are slinging more mud than previously. Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee gains strength and consolidates the Christian conservative vote.

Mike Murphy, a Republican consultant, speaks with Steve Inskeep.