02/03/2013 10:26 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Will Desire To Gain Voters Prompt Iowa GOP To Change Course On Gay Marriage?

West Des Moines Patch:

The first article in a two-part series.

Troubled by polling data that shows traditional positions on issues like same-sex marriage are costing elections, the Republican Party is going through what its leaders politely call a period of introspection.

More brutally, it's a question of whether the GOP can hold its nose and keep quiet on same-sex marriage and other social issues in order to welcome in a new group of young voters whose priorities center more on fiscal values than family values.

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