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Did the GOP Just Take a
Big Leap Forward in Data?

National Journal, by Alex Roarty

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/16/2014 4:49:44 AM

Imagine a volunteer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas, trying to assist Rep. Tom Cotton in his race against Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, knocks on a voter´s door in Little Rock and discovers the potential GOP supporter owns a gun. In the world of voter outreach, it´s a potentially crucial piece of information; with the right pitch from a group like the National Rifle Association, for instance, it could prove decisive in getting that voter to pull the lever for Cotton. Except, in years past, it´s also the kind of information that the two separate groups would never share

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rakasha, 7/16/2014 6:21:31 AM     (No. 9926753)

Imagine someone running for office who is not afraid to simply tell us what his most important concerns are and what he intends to do about them instead of trying to tickle our ears with what he thinks we want to hear.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/16/2014 8:57:52 AM     (No. 9926932)

had a hard time getting past the picture...

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