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Summertime political lull offers opportunities

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WASHINGTON DC (AP) -

The long, grueling GOP primary race is over. Now comes a summertime lull the candidates could find just as difficult -- not because the schedule is crowded but because it isn't.

It is four months until the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., in late August. Democrats hold their convention a week later in Charlotte, N.C.

That lull should be a bigger problem for Republican challenger Mitt Romney than for Democratic President Barack Obama. A challenger must keep stirring up enthusiasm if he hopes to oust an incumbent president.

Romney has to figure out how to make news as he raises money and rallies supporters.

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