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Regula supports Romney
Long-time Ohio Republican congressman Ralph Regula says fellow moderate Mitt Romney couls bring parties together 
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One of Ohio’s longest serving Republican congressmen – known for decades as a moderate –believes Mitt Romney will also stand out as a moderate once the primary season is past.

Ralph Regula represented the 16th Congressonal District for more than three decades before retiring in 2008. He supported Romney in the Republican primary then, and is now.

Regula calls Romney moderate.

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“It’s always a dilemma for candidates on the Republican side. When you run in a primary it takes a different set of positions when you govern, and I think if you look at Romney when you look at his record in Massachusetts, he is a moderate, and I think as president he’d be very successful in bringing the parties together to get things done for the United States, for the people.”

Early exit polling by CNN shows Romney has won the GOP primary in Ohio. No Republican has ever won the presidency in a general election without taking Ohio. 

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