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GOP candidates stay to the right in moderate Tucson district (access required)

On a recent Thursday night at a barbeque restaurant on Tucson’s east side, Rep. Ted Vogt sat in the front row of a PowerPoint presentation about the dangers on the U.S.-Mexico border, watching as a former Border Patrol agent clicked through slides of headless bodies that have been dismembered by drug cartels.

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Keep to the right: Does tea party politics mean yesterday’s conservative is today’s moderate — or a statesman? (access required)

Months after the red wave from last November, with the tea party gaining steam both in the streets and at the Capitol, some veteran conservative legislators are doing a double-take at where they now stand in their caucuses.

And for some, having a party morph around them, and seeing perceptions shift from “staunch conservative” to “moderate statesman” isn’t necessarily a welcome change.

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