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Conn Carroll (The Washington Examiner) and David Weigel (Slate, MSNBC, @daveweigel, daveweigel.com)

On Pros and Conn, Dave talks about who lost the Arizona GOP debate, Rick Santorum’s big government social conservatism, the chances that a new candidate could enter the race, and why Paul Ryan might be able to pull it off. Plus: is Romney running out of rich donors?

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Recorded:Feb 23    Posted:Feb 24, 2012
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