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Fri., Aug. 6, 2010, noon

High Noon: GOP cautiously confident of big gains

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,  right, listens as Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill  Tuesday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, listens as Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,  right, listens as Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With Democrats on defense, Republicans expressed cautious confidence of big gains in the fall elections — particularly in governor's races — though they acknowledged that the GOP must do more to snatch control of Congress from President Barack Obama's party.

Three months before the midterm elections, it was all business and little celebration as the 168-member Republican National Committee met this week to finalize Tampa, Fla., as the 2012 GOP convention city and set the presidential primary calendar. Unlike in years past, no White House hopefuls showed up. And the tone was sober about the GOP's prospects in November; a single sign said: "Playing to win in 2010." AP Full Story.

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.