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Voters want smaller government and fewer services, and the Democratic establishment wants exactly the opposite.
Hillary Clinton's campaign has pounced on a statement by a key Republican in order to undermine the "electability" claims of her Democratic rival, Barack Obama.
Rep. Tom Cole, head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, broke with other leadership members today, notably Minority Leader John Boehner, and refused to call on embattled Rep. Rick Renzi to resign. "He's got every right to do what he thinks," Cole said of Renzi, who is not seeking re-election in Arizona and who's facing an indictment on extortion, money laundering, wire fraud, and other charges. Boehner has strongly suggested that Renzi step down but Cole said instead, "I wish him well."
There are a lot of battles Rep. Tom Cole could draw on to size up where his minority House Republicans stand going into the 2008 elections.