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              FILE - A June 14, 2012, file photo shows Connecticut Republican Senate candidate, former Rep. Christopher Shays, during a debate with former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, in Storrs

    FILE - A June 14, 2012, file photo shows Connecticut Republican Senate candidate, former Rep. Christopher Shays, during a debate with former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, in Storrs

    Posted: 7/5/2012 3:48:39 PM EST
    FILE - A June 14, 2012, file photo shows Connecticut Republican Senate candidate, former Rep. Christopher Shays, during a debate with former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, in Storrs, Conn. Shays and his Washington-based GOP establishment supporters say McMahon's chances of winning in November aren’t any better this time around than they were in 2012 in a Democratic-leaning state like Connecticut. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
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    Posted: 6/17/2012 7:35:52 AM EST
    In this June 2, 2012 photo, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, speaks with Wis. Rep. Dave Craig, left, and Rep. Robin Vos at a rally held by the Racine Tea Party PAC in Gorney Park in Caledonia, near Racine, Wis.There are plenty of reasons for Mitt Romney to pop the question to Paul Ryan: The whip smart congressman is from a swing state, stands as his party?s leading voice on the nation?s budget and is the rare member of the GOP establishment who is also beloved by the tea party. (AP Photo/Mark Hertzberg)
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    Posted: 6/17/2012 7:35:52 AM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. There are plenty of reasons for Mitt Romney to pop the question to Paul Ryan: The whip smart congressman is from a swing state, stands as his party?s leading voice on the nation?s budget and is the rare member of the GOP establishment who is also beloved by the tea party. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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    Posted: 6/17/2012 7:35:50 AM EST
    FILE - In this April 13, 2011, file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is seen. There are plenty of reasons for Mitt Romney to pop the question to Paul Ryan: The whip smart congressman is from a swing state, stands as his party?s leading voice on the nation?s budget and is the rare member of the GOP establishment who is also beloved by the tea party. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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    Posted: 4/9/2012 6:35:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this March 6, 2012, file photo Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., the high profile 80-year-old ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, waits with others for the arrival of the prime minister of Israel on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate's most senior Republican, serving in his sixth term, is the target of tea partyers trying to toss out veterans of the GOP establishment in the next election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 10/13/2011 5:00:47 PM EST
    In this Oct. 11, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, turns to shake New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's hand after he endorsed Romney for president in Lebanon, N.H. Romney now seems firmly in command of the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination, three months before the voting begins. He?s getting the GOP establishment to coalesce behind him. He?s turning in strong debate performances. And he?s looking strong in early voting states. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)