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GOP, Dems try to repackage arguments for the new year

...conservatives forced a partial government closure with their failed attempt to defund Obama's health care overhaul.Republican strategist Chip Lake in Georgia called the fall GOP gambit "a defining moment in our party" that set the stage for the...
Debates a shot at finding that 'defining moment'

...O'Donnell, who no longer works for the campaignThe big moments don't have to be bad, after all.It was Republican strategist Lee Atwater who promoted the idea of a moment that defines a candidate's character. He saw a positive one when...
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2014 Senate Democrats firm up support of health care law

...facilities and contracting with private firms to run others. Voters have not embraced the changes.Arkansas Republican strategist Alice Stewart acknowledged that her party has had only mixed success using health care as a national issue, but...
Iowa stop spurs talk of presidential run

...Palin's national book-signing tour as a signal not to be missed. "No politician comes to Iowa by accident," Republican strategist Tim Albrecht said. "Every politician knows the implications when they set foot here." As with other stops...
Longtime aide, adviser to Sarah Palin to resign

...face - and defender - of Palin when Palin was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008. Fred Malek, a Republican strategist who also has advised Palin, called Stapleton's resignation "clearly a loss to Team Palin." "But at the...
From the go, roller-coaster GOP White House race

...break sharply with this race's tendency toward uncertainty."It's just frenetic," says Sally Bradshaw, a Republican strategist and longtime aide to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. "Everyone is changing their mind every week. It is so unpredictable...
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Palin to headline GOP's biggest fundraiser

...Palin was doing the task most important to the party: raising money. Tickets for the dinner cost $100 each. Republican strategist Bob Haus said Palin's visit also would energize Republican activists as the November election approaches. Republicans...
Heeding critics, Romney sharpens pitch for long run

...people thought was a clear plan, one that would actually be executed, that would change this race," a senior Republican strategist said in a recent interview.Romney, these critics say, has spent a lot of time criticizing Obama and touting...
Behind the attack ads

...the Medicare cuts." The ad is sponsored by Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, a group advised by master Republican strategist Karl Rove. Established as a "nonprofit social action organization," Crossroads GPS has not disclosed its donors...
Ballot measure could change way Alaska elects officials

...system is intended to guarantee electing candidates through a majority of the vote, according to Chip Wagoner, a Republican strategist who helped write the ballot measure. "People don't want an either-or choice," Wagoner said, noting that...


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