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Paul Ryan To GOP: Don't 'Burn Heretics,' Win Converts

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) encouraged Republicans to win converts and not "burn heretics" during his speech at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference.

"Let the other side be the party of personalities," Paul said. "We will be the party of ideas."

Ryan said a majority party "doesn't burn heretics, it wins converts." He also said he thinks the core of the GOP is "shifting" ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

"You fight it out, you figure out what works, you come together, and you win," Ryan said. "It's messy, it's noisy, and it's a little bit uncomfortable, but the center of gravity is shifting."

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