Activists give mixed reviews to GOP outreach plan

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican leaders are giving mixed reviews to their party's new plan aimed at turning around the GOP's losing slide nationally.

Influential state party leaders are gathering this week in Los Angeles for the Republican National Committee's spring meeting — their first big meeting since the report came out last month.

That report focuses on younger and minority voters — groups that heavily backed President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 White House race.

The 168 RNC members must first sort out a simmering disagreement about presidential primary delegates. That fight highlights the tension between state-level party activists who preferred a more conservative nominee Romney and moderates who saw the former Massachusetts governor as a better match for Obama.

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