The State of the Republican Party and the Conservative Movement


The State of the Republican Party and the Conservative Movement

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The battle for the Republican Party's presidential nomination has already offered a number of surprises, including the strength of social moderate Rudolph Giuliani. The economic populism and social conservatism of Mike Huckabee is drawing support in Iowa and may pose a potent challenge to Giuliani and Mitt Romney.Vin Weber, former Member of Congress, leading national figure in the Republican Party, and Humphrey School senior fellow, will explore the current state of the Republican Party and the conservative movement. Vin Weber is a senior fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He is also actively involved in the Humphrey School Policy Fellows program. He served in Congress from 1981 to 1993, representing Minnesota's Second Congressional District. He is a partner at Clark & Weinstock, a consulting firm that provides strategic advice to institutions with matters before the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Prior to opening Clark & Weinstock's Washington office in 1994, Weber was president - and co-director with Jack Kemp, Jeane Kirkpatrick and Bill Bennett - of Empower America, a public policy advocacy group. He is a trustee of the German Marshall Fund, co-director of the Aspen Institute's Domestic Policy Project, member of the Visiting Committee for the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and council member of the National Council for Political Management at George Washington University. In 2001, he was elected chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a private, nonprofit organization designed to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. Weber is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and is often sought as a political analyst for network programs such as CNN's Capital Gang.

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Jacobs, Lawrence R.. (2007). The State of the Republican Party and the Conservative Movement. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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