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In this Aug. 27, 2011, file photo Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, listens to a supporter at the Polk County GOP summer picnic event held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Paul emerges as outsider alternative in GOP race

Suddenly, Ron Paul is in contention to win the Iowa caucuses and do well in the New Hampshire primary two weeks before the first votes are cast, reflecting the fluidity of the Republican presidential race as well as the inability of the party's social conservative, tea party and establishment wings to coalesce behind a favored candidate.

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