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The House GOP's new contract, inspired by XBox

The latest Republican effort to capitalize on its grass-roots energy with some Contract With America-style framework is coming on Tuesday at AmericaSpeakingOut.com. According to Republican staff familiar with the site, it's going to be almost entirely user-driven, with Republicans picking avatars and debating, coming up with, and voting on issues like prosperity, fiscal responsibility and national security. Members of Congress will be responding to them, and site members will earn points as they participate -- an idea, I'm told, modeled on the "gamer points" earned by XBox Live members.

There's been some grass-roots annoyance with the GOP leadership's insistence with running its own message/pledge operation apart from the tea party's "Contract From America." This is so different, though, that I'd be surprised to see tea parties turn on it.

By David Weigel  |  May 24, 2010; 10:22 AM ET
Categories:  2010 Election  
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