Presidential candidates: the house guests who won’t leave

Oct. 3, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Adam Smith – Political Editor, Tampa Bay Times Adam Smith. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “2008 was a crazy cycle. Florida scheduled an early primary...

Florida’s political geography is a roadway puzzle

Oct. 1, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Dario Moreno – Political Scientist, Florida International University Dario Moreno. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “The Northern part of the state – along I-10 from...

The Virginia cocktail party theory

Sept. 29, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) presidential campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Frank Leone – Attorney and Virginia DNC Member Frank Leone. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “ Larry Sabato was my major adviser at the...

Anecdotal Evidence, make-a-wish edition: What Pope Francis teaches us about curing gridlock

Sept. 23, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share usually personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) campaigning in their respective swing state can be. But since everyone is talking about the Pope these days, we applied his principles to politics. John Davis – North Carolina Political Commentator John...

Team Obama put the spin on North Carolina pollsters

Sept. 21, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Kenneth Fernandez – Director Elon University Poll Kenneth Fernandez. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “In September 2012 David Simas, the Obama campaign’s head of opinion...

The politics of Shad Planking, then and now

Sept. 19, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Michael Thomas – Richmond-based Republican Consultant Michael Thomas. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “Virginia is a very different state then what it was many years...

A Grain of Salt

Sept. 15, 2015

Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps The problem with polls: Opinion researchers preach restraint for horse race journalists ELON, N.C. – They are Donald Trump’s raison d’être and cause for major Hillary Clinton headaches: Public opinion polls are the prime driver of much of the 2016 presidential campaign trail news. Media...

Daddy issues in Henrico County, VA

Sept. 15, 2015

n our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Don Boswell – Henrico County GOP Chairman Don Boswell. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “I personally viewed George Herbert Walker Bush as being too Ivy...

Virginia says, ‘You are welcome, America.’

Sept. 15, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Tucker Martin – GOP VA Consultant, Christie Super PAC Adviser Tucker Martin. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “Virginia is probably the most tradition-bound state in...

Football trumps partisanship

Sept. 10, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Richard “Dickie” Cranwell – Former Chairman of Virginia Democrats Richard “Dickie” Cranwell. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “When I ran for the state House in...

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