Analysis: Is The Republican Party Too Southern For Its Own Good? 04:52

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As it closes its summer meeting in Boston Friday, members of the Republican National Committee are chewing on some advice from former Sen. Scott Brown.

Speaking at a reception at Fenway Thursday afternoon, Brown called on the party to be more accepting of moderates like himself and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Brown said party infighting hurts its election changes.

Massachusetts is not a battleground state, but North Carolina is, and its a place where moderates might be viewed with a skeptical eye. Ferrel Guillory, a former reporter who now teaches at the University of North Carolina, has watched politics in there for a long time. He joined WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss how the Republican Party is working to broaden its appeal.

This program aired on August 16, 2013.

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