Candidate stands near cutout of Ronald Reagan

October 10, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
John Sullivan, Republican candidate for Boone County public administrator, sets up a video camera next to a Ronald Reagan cutout to film candidate speeches at the Boone County Republicans Fall BBQ on Sept. 28. Ronald Reagan has become a symbol of the Republican Party for his strong conservative policies — going back to the first time he voted Republican, when he was still a registered Democrat, marking his ballot for Dwight Eisenhower in the 1952 presidential election.

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