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As Republicans struggle over presidential nomination, declining influence of party elders is on display

This election cycle, most of the party's elites are lined up behind Mitt Romney. But Romney, though ahead in the delegate count, has struggled to unify the base of the party in a way that will force his challengers out of the election. It shows how far the influence of those elites has fallen.

Politics

As Republicans debate, voters prepare for next round of primaries

Voters in Arizona and Colorado will go to the polls on Tuesday to state their preference among the four remaining Republican presidential hopefuls: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. At a debate Wednesday night, the closeness of the race was on display as the candidates fought it out with some of the sharpest exchanges of the campaign.