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Huckabee On The Next Republican Revolution

(46) Comments | Posted May 26, 2008 | 12:29 PM

Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was in Seattle last Thursday promoting music education for Music Aid Northwest after speaking to a meeting of the Family Research Council.

Between making the rounds on local rock and conservative radio stations, he sat down with Will Mari and...

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Local Gay Community Backs Clinton In Indiana

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2008 | 5:58 AM

INDIANAPOLIS-- "No money!" yelled a man in the passing car, his words trailing in the blustering wind of downtown Indianapolis.

People in Indiana are helpful.

Laura, Meg and I had been trying to feed the meter. I guess you don't have to do that on Saturday mornings.

But that's not...

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Indiana Deputy Mayor Sees Change, No Matter Who Wins

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2008 | 5:55 AM

HAUGHVILLE, Ind. -- An impromptu debate swirled in front of Victory Tabernacle Apostolic Church.

In the bright sunshine of the early afternoon, a group of college-aged kids discussed the merits of voting for Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain. The general consensus of the lively crowd...

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On Voter Crossover In Clinton County, IN

(3) Comments | Posted May 3, 2008 | 4:33 AM

By Meghan Peters and Will Mari

FRANKFORT, Ind. -- While driving down Clinton Avenue in Clinton County, we thought passing a Clinton lawn sign would be the icing on the cake. It'd make for a catchy title to our first post in Indiana, something like "Clinton in Clinton on Clinton."

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Bill Clinton: Flashing Star Power On The Hoosier Heartland

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2008 | 4:30 AM

LEBANON, IND. -- In a pair of middle schools on opposite sides of Indianapolis, in the proud little cities of Greenfield and Lebanon, former President Bill Clinton continued his whirlwind stumping tour in support of his wife late Friday.

In suburban Greenfield, the seat of Hancock County --...

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MoveRed: Targeting Washington State Young Conservatives

(3) Comments | Posted April 28, 2008 | 10:47 PM

The youth vote and "Obamamania" seem to be one and the same.

Young Democrats are fired up about Sen. Barack Obama's twin, if somewhat vague, messages of hope and change in a way not seen since Democratic Sen. Eugene McCarthy ran as a populist insurgent in the 1968 presidential...

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The McCain Youth Vote? Former Silicon Valley Exec Makes The Case

(2) Comments | Posted April 28, 2008 | 10:43 PM

Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and now the "victory chair" for the Republican National Committee and Sen. John McCain, swung through Seattle this week. As one of McCain's campaign surrogates, she is tasked with raising money for the RNC and getting the base fired up for the presidential...

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Mike Huckabee Supporter Ready To Get Behind McCain

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2008 | 11:51 AM

By Will Mari, SeattlePoliticore

He took the bad news rather well.

Stanley Smith, 70, of Center, Texas, a small town some 17 miles from the Louisiana border, has been a committed fan of former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee.

But after hearing that Huckabee conceded the nomination to Sen....

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John McCain Assuages Texas Republicans

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2008 | 11:27 AM

By Will Mari and Cailin Magruder, SeattlePoliticore

WACO- Going into Tuesday's craziness, conservatives in this Central Texas city seem reassured after hearing Sen. John McCain speak at a Monday evening town hall meeting.

Following McCain's town hall meeting at the Heart O' Texas Fair Complex, Republicans rushed the stage...

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Huckabee Preaches To The Converted In Houston

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2008 | 3:59 AM

HOUSTON- He preached to the choir.


On Sunday, former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee urged evangelical voters to make their voices heard as he visited supporters at Grace Community Church south of Houston.

Grace's Pastor Steve Riggle introduced Huckabee, a former Southern Baptist minister, as the election's conscious...

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Obama Volunteer Sees Sea Change In Texas Partisanship

(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2008 | 2:50 PM

By Will Mari, SeattlePoliticore

AUSTIN- It's about 9 p.m. on a Friday night in East Austin. Rudy Malveaux, a community organizer and volunteer for Sen. Barack Obama's campaign, is busy grilling burgers.

I smell burnt rubber.

"That's rather odd," I thought. I'm talking to Malveaux about the Obama...

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WI: McCain Draws Votes From Huckabee's Conservative Base

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2008 | 11:06 PM

Sen. John McCain has notched up another win in the race for the GOP nomination. The Arizona senator won Wisconsin's "winner-take-all" primary Tuesday, and, with 82 percent of the votes counted, now leads 55 percent to Gov. Mike Huckabee's 27 percent.

As is being reported in The Washington Post's...

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Wisconsin Republicans Brace For Chilly Primary

(5) Comments | Posted February 19, 2008 | 3:28 AM

Despite the fact that most of the media attention is focused on the continuing struggle between Ill. Sen. Barack Obama and N.Y. Sen. Hillary Clinton, Wisconsin Republicans are gearing up for today's primary.

With up to about 39 delegates at stake, local GOP leaders say that the biting February...

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Conservatives Look Forward to WA GOP Primary

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2008 | 2:43 AM

With 19 delegates in play in Tuesday's primary, local conservatives say they're excited to make their voice heard again in this year's presidential race.

"People will maximize their voice by voting in the primary," said Luke Esser, the state GOP chairman.

After last week's caucuses, in which...

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