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-- the governor Mitt Romney has locked up the GOP nomination for president Capitol Hill Republicans are stepping up efforts to get everyone on the same page.
And it looks like they might be having some success.
Let's talk about it with Bob -- he is the managing editor of the hill one of your fellow reporters there -- the -- -- wrote a piece on this Bob about how Republicans.
Are all trying to unite behind a Mitt Romney Ronald Reagan famously said thou shalt not criticize your fellow Republicans -- there's been a lot of -- criticism directed at Mitt Romney during there in the primary process by his fellow Republicans is that over now.
I think mostly is we got five months before the election I mean this is an important development and one we've seen in years prior.
Is that the party that is united usually win so this is an effort for Republicans on Capitol Hill.
To talk on a weekly basis with the Romney campaign make sure that their messages are unified and that there's no.
Is surprises that are coming from from either side and we saw that on the student loans bill recently -- Romney embraced it.
And in house speaker John Boehner moved a bill that would keep student loan interest rates at a low -- that's not just a coincidence that's coordination well some people might see something that's.
Areas that -- here that the campaign and the you know political powers on Capitol Hill are getting on the same page is it.
No -- now on both sides do that certainly the.
The White House has conference calls with democratic leaders and so this is I mean Republicans have been just so fractured over the last eighteen months they had the bruising.
Republican presidential primary and -- and this is an effort for for congressional leaders to get behind -- running now are all Republicans in congress gonna get behind.
Mitt Romney -- you know I don't think so but most of them well so are Democrats doing the same kind of thing.
Yes Democrats do that and they've been doing that.
For years and that's that's normal practice for the the party that's in power in the White House to coordinate.
What they're doing with house and senate leaders so but this is stepped up on the Republican side because so obviously Republicans hope that that -- guy is -- come January 13 2000 directing the so they're trying to unite on some of these policy issues are their differences.
There are a -- there and just like on the democratic side Obama and and Democrats.
Have differences on taxes but on the Republican side.
Health care taxes mostly they're on the same page but on China currency.
Term limits for lawmakers.
As well as storing nuclear waste at -- Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
There are differences there so they have to deal with that and we talked to one Republican Greg Walden -- a member of the Republican leadership team he said listen.
We're gonna disagree from time to time but we just have to know where we both CNN and and how to deal with it.
All right Bob Cusack from the hill will disagree dislike of President Obama and Bill Clinton seems to be these --
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