Don Gonyea Don Gonyea is a NPR National Political Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and travels throughout the United States covering elections and the country's political climate. His reports can be heard on all NPR programs and at NPR.org.

Republican presidential candidates Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza Herman Cain talk after a forum sponsored by The Family Leader Saturday. Both men let their emotions show during the roundtable. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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GOP Hopefuls Open Up In Bid For Christian Vote

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain shakes hands with a family during an Oct. 5 book signing in Florida. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Are Candidates Selling Their Ideas Or Their Books?

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The Czech band Druha Trava will perform in Wichita, Kan., Saturday night. The band is on its U.S. tour. Don Gonyea/NPR hide caption

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American Bluegrass, Imported By A Czech Band

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GOP presidential candidates (from left) former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, businessman Herman Cain, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Ron Paul, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, pose before a GOP presidential debate at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Mich., on Wednesday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Perry Has An 'Oops' Moment At GOP's Mich. Debate

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Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell delivers remarks at the Tea Party Express rally in 2010. Some say Republicans threw away votes by nominating ultra-conservative O'Donnell. Rob Carr/AP hide caption

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Tea Party Looks To Recapture Election Magic In 2012

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Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern greets young admirers in his home state at an airport rally in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1972. Many baby boomers voted for McGovern in their first election, against Republican candidate Richard Nixon. In 2008, boomers narrowly backed President Barack Obama, but they swung over to Republicans in 2010. AP hide caption

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Baby Boomers Remain Skeptical Of The Establishment

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to a group of supporters during a visit Tuesday to a GOP phone bank in Terrace Park, Ohio.

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From Romney, Perry, Mixed Campaign Messages

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition forum on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Six GOP presidential candidates attended the banquet, seeking an edge in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucus.

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No 'Perfect Candidate' Yet For Iowa Conservatives

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Romney Campaigns In Unfriendly Territory Of Iowa

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Republican presidential hopeful former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leaves after addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington.

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Values Voters Lukewarm, But Romney Presses On

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Values Voters Given Choice: Perry Or Romney's 'Cult'

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Rick Perry's parents still live on Farm Market Road 618.

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For Rick Perry, A Restless Life On The Farm

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Activists Press Obama To Renew Progressive Stand

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It's Friday Night Lights In Gov. Perry's Hometown

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7 GOP Presidential Candidates Gang Up Against Perry

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