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Sweet Jones Alabama?

December 10, 2017

This Tuesday sees the state of Alabama go to the polls to elect a new senator. But can Democrat Doug Jones really have  a chance in this deeply Republican state? The accession of Jeff Sessions – Alabama’s former senator who Donald Trump picked as his Attorney General – created a need for an election that […]

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Georgia’s Sixth: Democrats First Test for Sunbelt Strategy

April 2, 2017

On 18 April, the southern US state of Georgia sees a ‘special election’ to find a new congressman. The election could be a key indicator for the way forward for the Democrats. One of the key questions for the Democrats to face in the aftermath of its electoral defeats last November is its election strategy […]

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US primaries #8: the Nevada results

February 26, 2016

This week’s primaries in the Silver State cemented the lead positions for both the Democrats and Republicans Last Saturday, I posted on the Democrats’ primary caucus in Nevada. On Tuesday, it was the Republicans’ turn. So, how did it all pan out? 1. THE DEMOCRATS A month ago, Saturday’s Democratic caucus looked like an easy […]

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US primaries #5: South Carolina

February 20, 2016

Tomorrow, the paths of the two US parties in seeking their presidential candidates separate. The Democrats head out West to Nevada, whilst the Republicans slog it out in the Deep South, in South Carolina. This post looks at the Republican race in the Palmetto State. South Carolina differs from the first two states that have […]

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Week 2: Prat – Chris Christie

January 12, 2014

This week’s prat of the week award goes to Republican Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie and the mounting controversy surrounding his administration’s involvement in the closure of several lanes of traffic in Fort Lee, New Jersey leading to the George Washington Bridge. At this week’s press conference (which lasted more than two hours) Christie […]

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I am petrified of Rick Perry.

September 8, 2011

There I’ve said it. I am actually scared shitless of the Governor of Texas and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry. I am scared of his massive hair – I mean, wow, that is power hair. I am scared of his teeth – they shine in a way that can only be described as not quite […]

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