hold close :
- v hold firmly, usually with one's hands
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- California Republicans thrive at the local level
GOP members hold close to half the 2,500 mayoral and City Council seats in the state. It's at the state level that the party is largely irrelevant. OAKLEY, Calif. — Randy Pope is a conservative-tinged libertarian with a strong aversion to big government and the nanny state he sees "growing, growing, growing."
Sept. 4, 2013 - Los Angeles Times