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Conservatives Focus Their Energies on 2008

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Conservatives Focus Their Energies on 2008

Politics

Conservatives Focus Their Energies on 2008

Conservatives Focus Their Energies on 2008

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Conservative activists came to Washington this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, C-PAC for short. Despite frustration over Democratic control of Congress, these conservatives are mostly looking ahead to the 2008 Republican presidential race.

Each of the top-three GOP contenders — Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney — faces questions about how conservative they really are.

But so far, candidates with unquestioned conservative credentials, such as Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback and California Rep. Duncan Hunter, are considered real longshots for the Republican presidential nomination.