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Rove: Purity isn't best measure for GOP

SACRAMENTO, March 3 (UPI) -- Karl Rove, speaking to California Republicans, renewed his call for a revamped message from the GOP to catch voters in a changing America.
Paul Ryan: A winning combination of youth, political savvy

Paul Ryan: A winning combination of youth, political savvy

Wisconsin's U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the self-admitted numbers wonk Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped to be his running mate brings a lot to the ticket, the Wisconsinite's supporters say.
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Poll: Biden, Ryan even favorable ratings

Poll: Biden, Ryan even favorable ratings

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden and GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan head into Thursday's debate in Kentucky equally well-liked by Americans, Gallup said.

GOP remembers, honors dead colleagues

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Republicans meeting in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday took a moment of silence to honor some of the party's leaders who have died since the 2008 party convention.
Ryan youth, political smarts add to ticket

Ryan youth, political smarts add to ticket

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the youthful House member picked by Mitt Romney as his running mate, brings a lot to the Republican ticket, say supporters of the choice.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.
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Wall Street Journal backs Paul Ryan as VP

Wall Street Journal backs Paul Ryan as VP

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The Wall Street Journal said Thursday U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R.-Wis., should be presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's pick for running mate.

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Gingrich a target in last Iowa debate

SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Newt Gingrich, leading other Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa polls, was targeted by his rivals Thursday in the last debate before the Iowa caucuses.

Obama remembers Kemp as fierce advocate

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday he will remember Jack Kemp as a fierce political advocate driven by his beliefs and principles.
Former Rep. Jack Kemp dead at 73

Former Rep. Jack Kemp dead at 73

BETHESDA, Md., May 2 (UPI) -- Jack Kemp, a football star who became a U.S. congressman, cabinet member and vice presidential nominee, has died of cancer. He was 73.
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Jack French Kemp (July 13, 1935 – May 2, 2009) was an American politician and professional football player. In the 1996 election, he was Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole's running mate for Vice President. He had previously contended for the presidential nomination in the 1988 Republican primaries. Kemp began his political career with nine terms as a Congressman for Western New York, from 1971 to 1989, and subsequently served as Housing Secretary in the George H. W. Bush administration.

As an economic conservative, Kemp advocated low taxes and supply-side policies. His positions spanned the social spectrum, ranging from his conservative opposition to abortion to his more libertarian stances advocating immigration reform. As a proponent of both Chicago school and supply-side economics, he is notable as an influence upon the Reagan agenda and the architect of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, which is known as the Kemp–Roth tax cut.

Before politics, Kemp was a professional quarterback for 13 years in the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), and American Football League (AFL). He served as captain of both the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills and earned the AFL Most Valuable Player award in 1965 after leading the Bills to a second consecutive championship. He played in the AFL for all 10 years of its existence, appeared in its All-Star game seven times, played in its championship game five times, and set many of the league's career passing records. Kemp also co-founded the AFL Players Association, for which he served five terms as president. During the early part of his football career, he served in the United States Army Reserve.

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