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Republicans rally, revel at New Orleans conference

“The Southern Republican Leadership Conference meeting opened with a roar here Thursday night.” – Dan Balz,  The Washington Post

GOP stars in town for 4-day conference

“This conference will once again show that New Orleans is back open for business, and that it can host world-class events and high-profile national figures,” Scalise told WWL First News. Jay Vise Reporting

Sarah Palin Says Republicans Have ‘Eyes Wide Open’ For 2010 Election

“Sarah Palin brought her unique political star power to New Orleans on Friday to charge up a slice of the activist base of the Republican Party gathered for the quadrennial Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC)”. – By DAVID CHALIAN, ABC News

Sarah Palin captivates N.O. crowd

“Many in a packed ballroom at the Hilton in downtown New Orleans hovered over their seats, waiting for the former Alaska governor to walk onto the stage so they could leap to their feet and applaud”. – MICHELLE MILLHOLLON, Advocate Capitol News Bureau

Republicans Feel Southerly Winds Filling Their Sails

“Sky-high Republican hopes for 2010 are nowhere higher than in the South” – by Ron Elving, National Public Radio

Republican Party parties In Big Easy

“The road to victory begins in New Orleans according to the 4,000 Republicans delegates attending this weekend’s Southern Leadership Conference in the Crescent City” – Paul Murphy, WWLTV Eyewitness News

Republicans’ Southern Comforts

“Republicans were energized and ready to storm the ramparts” – Charlie Cook, National Journal Online

Republicans focus efforts on November, say 2012 can wait

“…the energy and enthusiasm on display throughout the weekend reflect optimism among Republicans…” – Dan Balz, Washington Post

GOP Takes Swipe at Obama Policy Change, Leadership

“Friday at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, it was red-meat Republican speechmaking.” – Malachi Constant, Channel 8 news

Six Lessons From the Southern Republican Leadership Conference

“I just spent three days in the closest thing there is to the central nervous system of the modern Republican Party… the quadrennial meeting of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference…” – Howard Fineman, Newsweek Web Exclusive