Should Republicans Have a Purity Test for Candidates?

Should the RNC exclude politicians who don't match the party's platform?

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Some members of the Republican National Committee want to implement a purity test to make sure their candidates live up to the party's platform. They are considering a 10-point test—which includes affirmations like, "We support the retention of the Defense of Marriage Act" or "We support market-based healthcare reform and oppose Obama-style government-run healthcare"—with candidates who do fail on more than two issues getting denied party funds. Critics wonder whether any successful Republicans, including Ronald Reagan himself, would even pass the test. What do you think? Should the RNC have a litmus test for their candidates? Take our poll and post your thoughts below.

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