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ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. - A handful of University of California, Berkeley, students (left) are assisting the California delegation to the Republican National Convention here this week, and if it is hard to be a Republican in "The People's Republic of Berkeley," the students aren't letting on.

"The student population is more moderate than what you might expect," said Shawn Lewis, an incoming senior and one of the volunteers.

Students are concerned about the economy, he said, and he believes that is an area in which the GOP can succeed. Lewis said the Republican student club at Berkeley is the largest in the state.

Still, the students are aware of their surroundings: Last school year, to raise money for wounded veterans, club members set up a dunk tank and took turns getting dunked.

The target?

A picture of President George W. Bush.


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