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GOP 2012 Election Race Late To Start, Slow To Develop Compared To Past Primaries

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If you think this has been a strange campaign for president, you're right -- and not just because of the accusations of sexual harassment aimed at Herman Cain in recent days or cable chatter about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's caffeinated speech in New Hampshire a week ago. In five big ways that have nothing to do with those developments, the Republican race is breaking with patterns of the past.

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