GOP Pushes Rising Stars Amid Calls For Solutions

BOSTON (AP) - Republican officials are looking to promote a fresh group of diverse rising stars to help resolve their election woes, while frustrated party elders insist that all Republicans must offer more solutions for the nation's most pressing issues.

A tug of war over the Republican Party's future continues as conservative activists and party leaders from across the country gather in Boston for the Republican National Committee's annual summer meeting.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells the group that Republicans have to get beyond being "anti-Obama" and says that congressional lawmakers have no answer for how they would replace the president's health care bill even though they've repeatedly voted to repeal it.

Meanwhile, there is little sign of GOP unity on solutions for immigration, health care or a looming budget standoff.


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