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50 Most Powerful Republicans on Foreign Policy

by Kymberly Bays, published

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In honor of the Republican National Convention this week, Foreign Policy magazine has compiled a list of "The 50 most powerful Republicans on foreign policy".

Where do Condoleeza Rice, Sen. John McCain, Dick Cheney and John Bolton rank amongst a list of their political peers?

The politicians, advisers, academics and businesspeople were assigned attributes that make them especially influential among their Republican peers. These include:

Influence

Brains

Clout

Pulpit

Money

The list is a veritable Who's Who of the Republican party. These are people who have been shaping outcomes and events from right-of-center for decades. It's worth taking a look when considering who might play prominent roles in the formation and execution of a Romney administration's foreign policy. Multiple potential Romney selections for secretary of state make the list, including Robert Zoellick (6), Richard Haass (11), and John Bolton (12).

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