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GOP chairman: Ring not too small for many hats

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Republican Party says no negative vibes should be inferred from the GOP's inability, so far, to coalesce around a candidate to challenge President Barack Obama.

Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) tells ABC's "Good Morning America" it's very early, calling it "a horse race."

He adds, "We'll get there and we'll have a nominee pretty quickly." Asked if the muddled contest might be problematical, Priebus replies, "I don't know if I would get too uptight over that."

Priebus says he isn't worried about a third-party candidate, saying that would likely pose a greater threat to Obama than the GOP.

The party chairman says, "I just think America is ready to put a person in the White House who can make a promise and keep a promise.:"

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APNP-12-27-11 0633CST

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