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Some in GOP fear schism over Obama, immigration

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, on Nov. 5, 2014, in Washington. One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well. Trade legislation loomed as one possibility for quick compromise, and immigration as an early irritant. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

With President Barack Obama vowing to press ahead on immigration, prominent Hispanic Republicans are worried about the reaction of staunch conservatives. They fear it will harm the party's ability to win over Latinos in the next presidential election and beyond.

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Ex-Sen. Jon Kyl to head Ducey transition team

Arizona Republican Gov.-elect Doug Ducey smiles as he gives his acceptance speech as his family looks on at the Republican election night festivities Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Phoenix.

Arizona Gov.-elect Doug Ducey is enlisting a big-name Republican former officeholder to head his transition committee. Ducey announced Wednesday that former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will serve as chairman of a committee that will identify people to serve in Ducey's administration.

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Giffords struggling to make guns a midterm issue

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, left, listens from the audience before speaking in support of Initiative 594, a measure seeking universal background checks on gun sales and transfers, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Seattle. Giffords, who was wounded three years ago in Tucson, spoke as part of a cross-country tour to promote gun control. She appeared at a panel discussion on reducing gun violence against women and organizers said the focus is on background checks for gun buyers. Gifford's nine-state tour started more than a week ago in Maine where she advocated tougher laws to protect women from stalkers and domestic violence. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Four years after she was shot in the head and went on to inspire millions with her recovery, Gabby Giffords is as committed as ever to pushing for tighter gun-control laws. But in the final days of this year's midterm elections, few candidates are willing to rally to her cause.

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