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Mark Pike

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Voters Flood Virginia Polls

Posted February 13, 2008 | 09:14:57 (EST)

Democratic primary turnout records were blown away as nearly twice as many voters showed up for this year's presidential primary than from 2004, easily surpassing previous highs.

"The turnout I've seen today is comparable to a presidential election," said Amber Woods, a teacher for 17 years at Epes...

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Obama Primes Virginia Supporters For Potomac Primary

Posted February 11, 2008 | 00:53:25 (EST)

An estimated 18,000 people gathered in Virginia Beach to see presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

"This has got to be the biggest political rally in Virginia Beach history," said U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, warming up the massive crowd squeezed in to the city's new convention center. Scott asked the crowd,...

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Victims Of Push Polling Speak Out And Organize

Posted January 1, 2008 | 17:32:56 (EST)

And the phones keep ringing...

As a follow-up to last week's post, Cell Phone-only Voters Frustrate Campaigns, here's some more info for those of you growing increasingly frustrated by political telemarketing.

Interestingly, one of the presidential candidates, Sen. Barack Obama, recently introduced a bill in the Senate...

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Candidates Change Their Tunes

Posted December 31, 2007 | 01:26:52 (EST)

With stump speeches starting to sound like broken records, perhaps it's time to take a closer look at the music behind the campaigns.

In June of this year, Hillary Clinton held an online contest that let Internet users pick her campaign song. Celine Dion's "You and I" bested...

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Review: Caucus! - The Musical

Posted December 28, 2007 | 08:21:11 (EST)

Elana Berkowitz and Mark Pike, OffTheBus correspondents, follow the youth beat this week while traveling through Iowa.

This couldn't get more meta--a review of a theatrical production about a journalist who goes to Iowa to cover the election. Suffice it to say that CAUCUS!: THE MUSICAL is a bit...

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Cell Phone-only Voters Frustrate Campaigns

Posted December 27, 2007 | 18:36:55 (EST)

Mark Pike and Elana Berkowitz, OffTheBus correspondents, follow the youth beat this week while traveling through Iowa.

Iowa is off the hook, but maybe not so much in the colloquial sense.

With the caucus just a week away, many campaigns are ramping up telemarketing outreach in a last ditch...

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