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Jeb Bush safely navigates tough RedState topics

2:15 pm Aug. 8, 2015

It’s no secret that the typical RedState Gathering attendee is not Jeb Bush’s core constituency, but the former Florida governor on Saturday received sustained praise from the 700 people in the audience for his speech.

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Donald Trump’s rivals respond to his RedState ban

1:43 pm Aug. 8, 2015

The four presidential candidates who arrived at the RedState Gathering on Saturday afternoon were bombarded with the same question: What do you think of organizer Erick Erickson’s decision to ban Donald Trump from the event?


Ted Cruz’s crowd-pleasing RedState red meat

12:10 pm Aug. 8, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz brought his no-compromise message to the RedState Gathering on Saturday, thrilling hundreds of hardened conservatives who flocked to Atlanta with a pledge to reject “mealy-mouthed statements about acceptance and surrender.”

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