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GOP Struggle Widens as Boehner Rebukes Hard Right

U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) answers questions during a press conference December 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican establishment’s much-anticipated pushback against the tea-party wing is underway.

House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats.

Some Republican loyalists wonder what took so long.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently moved to help mainstream Republicans in party primaries.

But Boehner’s high-profile outburst will push the effort to the GOP’s front burners.

Cheering him on are mainstream Republicans who angrily watched for three years as hard-right groups exercised remarkable clout in the party, the Congress and elections.

Conservative leaders say these Republicans are making a big mistake that will damage GOP efforts to enact legislation and win future elections.

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