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How a Midwest conservative joined the Nixon campaign

As most of you know, I was director of information for the Nixon for President campaign nationally. That fact is strange on many levels, the most basic of which is that I am a conservative and consider anyone from the West Coast an alien. If I had my way, California would be returned to Mexi…

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
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September 03, 2012 12:00 am

Race to replace Meeks down to four candidates, may soon by three

The Illinois State Board of Elections has removed from the ballot one of five candidates wishing to replace state Sen. James Meeks, D-Chicago, in the Illinois state Senate, and is considering a challenge to another candidate.

January 17, 2012 12:30 pm

More isn't necessarily better when it comes to campaign staff

This is the time in the political process when representatives of the candidates say they will expand their organizations all over the country. Expansion, though, can have curious consequences. In the case of the Richard Nixon presidential campaign, of which I was part, the expansion had sev…

January 08, 2012 12:00 am

Heated political races nothing new in Lake County

Dr. Raleigh P. Hale became Lake County Health Commissioner in 1914 and served for 11 years, with time out for World War I, when he served as a lieutenant in the medical corps.

July 03, 2011 12:00 am

Reagan was in a class by himself as "The Great Communicator"

David Broder, the superstar columnist from the Illinois side of the state line, once called it "the most successful political debut of the century."

February 06, 2011 12:00 am
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