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By LAURIE LILES
WASHINGTON – Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater lost the 1964 presidential election in a landslide, but that didn’t stop veterans of his campaign from claiming victory all these years later.
Goldwater’s devotees – now gone nearly as silver-haired as “Mr. Conservative” himself – gathered Tuesday in Washington to celebrate the candidate who they said lit the torch of a conservative movement that still burns today.