Let the Campaigns Begin

June 8, 2006

Dante Scala, associate professor of politics, has been busy reading the political tea leaves for journalists over the past nine days.

When the New Hampshire Democratic convention, held at Saint Anselm College, officially opened the political season June 3, reporters tapped Scala for his take on upcoming national elections. “It’s going to be a real test of (U.S. Rep.) Charlie Bass’s ability to portray himself as an independent-minded politician,” he told the Concord Monitor. “A lot of those centrist moderates in the Second District are likely very unhappy with the Bush administration and the Republican Party.”

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We’re Big in Dubai

June 8, 2006

Dean Spiliotes, research director at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP), spoke to a Reuters News Service reporter for a story that appeared in the Khaleej Times, in the United Arab Emerites. He was discussing the scheme to use hang-up calls to interrupt Democrats’ 2002 get-out-the-vote efforts in New Hampshire.

“At first it seemed like he (recently sentenced James Tobin) was a free agent working on his own with maybe one or two people. But then pretty quickly we saw that the Republican National Committee was spending millions to help with his legal defense. That shot up some pretty large red flags among people in the state,” Spiliotes was quoted as saying.

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