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SOTU Scoop
November 7th, 2013
05:23 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, November 7, 2013

1. GOP's brewing civil war.  The fight between establishment Republicans and the Tea Party-dominated wing of the GOP in the wake of Tuesday's election results. So far, the establishment seems to be gaining the upper hand, with New  Jersey Governor Chris Christie's big re-election win and ultra-conservative Republican Ken Cuccinelli's loss in the Virginia governor's race.  Establishment Republicans say changes in the party's selection process could help avoid nominees with extreme views. “Conventions by nature force candidates and campaigns to focus on a very small group of party activists," Republican Governors Association executive director Phil Cox told the New York Times. "If the goal is actually to win elections, holding more primaries would be a good start.”

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