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Kevin Sweeny: Ground game — do or die

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In the election of 1840, Abraham Lincoln served as a Whig presidential elector in Illinois. In his push to elect the “Tippecanoe and Tyler, too” ticket, he sent a ten-point edict to all committee members containing a field plan of operations. Much has changed in the landscape of political campaigns since 1840, but the importance of a well-organized, strong field operation has never waned. It is a mainstay in the campaigning ecosystem and part of a successful formula to forge…

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Today on Context Florida: Refugees past and present, Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and IT buzzwords

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Today on Context Florida: With the news of Jeb Bush and other politicians calling for discrimination against Muslims in admitting Syrian refugees to the United States, Martin Dyckman is reminded of a parallel in history – American opposition to admitting Jewish refugees in the 1930s. Then, the pretext was that the Jews might include German spies. Never mind that the U.S. abounded with native-born, German-speaking Nazi sympathizers. Any form of religious discrimination is an insult to the American flag, Dyckman says.…

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