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Davis To Address GOP
5:15 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Former Democrat Davis To Address GOP Convention

Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis will speak at the Republican National Convention in support of Mitt Romney.
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Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis will address the Republican National Convention in Tampa.


Davis served as Barack Obama's Alabama campaign chairman four years ago and gave the seconding speech for Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention. But the Republican National Convention announced Thursday that Davis will speak later this month at the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., to support Mitt Romney.


Davis lost Alabama's Democratic primary for governor in 2010. Then he moved to Virginia and switched parties.

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Romney To Visit Birmingham
5:18 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Mitt Romney In Birmingham Aug. 15

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has scheduled a fundraising reception Aug. 15 in Birmingham.

A letter from the Romney campaign said the event will be at The Club. People contributing $5,000 can get their photo taken with the former Massachusetts governor at 5:30 p.m. A general reception, costing $1,000 per person, is at 6 p.m. Then a private dinner starts at 7 p.m. for those contributing $25,000 or more.

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Opinion
11:37 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Weekly Standard: Rules For Romney

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on July 24 in Reno, Nev.
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Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 8:20 am

Lisa Spiller, a professor in the business school at Christopher Newport University, and Jeff Bergner are authors of Branding the Candidate.

The two of us recently published a book about the highly successful Obama presidential campaign of 2008. From our research we distilled 10 lessons for 2012 Republican primary candidates called (with apologies to Saul Alinsky) "Rules for Republicans" (The Weekly Standard, January 2-9, 2012). With the Republican primary now behind us, it is fair to ask: How is the Romney campaign doing?

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The Veepstakes
2:41 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Jindal's Story Intrigues, But Can It Get Him A VP Nod?

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
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Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 1:42 pm

Mention Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and a lot of people still remember his 2009 Republican response to President Obama's first address to Congress. In a voice often compared to Kenneth the Page on 30 Rock, Jindal addressed viewers across the nation as if they were primary school students.

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