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Louisiana´s 2014 Senate
race now has a contract

Times-Picayune [New Orleans, LA], by James Varney

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Posted By:ruready?, 7/1/2014 1:29:37 PM

Louisiana´s 2014 Senate race now has a contract. The question will be who signs on. Echoing a campaign tactic that worked famously for the Republicans in 1994, retired Col. Rob Maness will unveil his "Contract With Louisiana" later today in Houma. Maness acknowledged the Contract With America which helped clarify the Republican message in the 1994 mid-term elections in which the GOP took control of the House of Representatives for the first time in decades was on his mind when crafting his own. A student at Harvard´s Kennedy School of Government right after the Contract With America´s success, Maness said the concept

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Louisiana´s 2014 Senate
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Times-Picayune [New Orleans, LA], by James Varney    Original Article
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Louisiana´s 2014 Senate race now has a contract. The question will be who signs on. Echoing a campaign tactic that worked famously for the Republicans in 1994, retired Col. Rob Maness will unveil his "Contract With Louisiana" later today in Houma. Maness acknowledged the Contract With America which helped clarify the Republican message in the 1994 mid-term elections in which the GOP took control of the House of Representatives for the first time in decades was on his mind when crafting his own. A student at Harvard´s Kennedy School of Government right after the Contract With America´s success, Maness said the concept

   

 

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