GOP Uses Obama to Recruit House Candidates

The message to candidates is 'somebody has to stop this guy.'

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

As public support drops for President Obama's agenda and Republicans hype their claims that he's creating a socialist environment, the GOP is seeing more ideological House candidates jump in for the 2010 midterm elections. "These candidates have a simple message," says a GOP strategist helping to recruit House challengers. "It's 'Somebody has to stop this guy.' " Before the "angry candidates" began signing up to run, Republican officials say the dominant challengers were the "practical" ones who were playing the odds that a new president historically loses several House seats in the midterms.

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