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Can this marriage work? GOP conservatives and Romney try to make peace to oust Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) ' Conservatives at the core of the Republican Party are coalescing behind Mitt Romney faster than expected after a punishing presidential primary season in which they loudly sought someone else ' almost anybody else ' to oppose President Barack Obama.
They're opposed to Obama more than they like, trust or accept Romney as their nominee.
The chairman of the Lynchburg Republican Party in swing-state Virginia, Steve Troxel, says he's backing Romney because, in his view, almost anything is going to be better than Obama.
In interviews with The Associated Press, conservative activists say they know the election will be close ' and that Romney needs them to campaign for him, to contribute to his campaign and to get themselves and their friends to the polls.