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Rep. Lynn Jenkins apologizes for 'great white hope' comment

The spokesman for Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins is apologizing today for remarks the congresswoman made during a recent forum in Hiawatha, Kan.

"Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope," Jenkins said to the crowd. "I suggest to any of you who are concerned about that, who are Republican, there are some great young Republican minds in Washington."

Jenkins identified several Republicans -- Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin -- as future movers and shakers.

All are white.

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