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Three key questions in the GOP's quest for a presidential nominee
Three key questions in the GOP's quest for a presidential nominee

Officially, not a single candidate is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But more than a dozen ambitious Republicans are holding serious conversations with their nearest and dearest: their families, their pollsters and their fundraisers. At first glance, the GOP field looks uncharacteristically crowded and confused. At least 16 leading Republicans have encouraged (or, at least, failed to discourage) supporters from floating their names. But what's unusual about the field isn't its size but rather that there is no real front-runner. In most recent campaigns, the GOP started out with an establishment favorite and a pack of challengers — and the...

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