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Virginia crucial to Romney’s battle plan

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Robert Shortt in Virginia It’s quiet, cold and the sun is shining. Washington DC is eerily calm. It’s a professional city, full of ambitious people caught up in the cut and thrust of politics and all of its attendant … Continue reading

Every vote counts in swing states

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Cian McCormack in Virginia It’s been a gruelling campaign, not just for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but also for the armies of volunteers working tirelessly behind the scenes. In Virginia, the Democrats are getting to the doorsteps by … Continue reading

Result is not expected to be clear cut

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Anthony Murnane, Deputy Foreign Editor, who is en route to Washington DC to help cover the US elections for RTÉ News special programmes output. In his first blog, he wonders what mood awaits him in the US. At immigration clearance … Continue reading

Down to the Wire

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent Everybody – it seems – loves a battle; a contest. Be it the All-Ireland finals, the World Cup or Wimbledon. We all love the head to head match between the two strongest teams or individuals. … Continue reading

Advantage Romney?

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By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent We were almost writing off Mitt Romney’s chances of taking the Presidency only a couple of weeks ago. His campaign was plagued with errors and was running out of steam rapidly. Then came the October … Continue reading

Debating Power: Obama vs Romney

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By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent The first Presidential debate is one of those key moments in this campaign. Both candidates have been preparing intensively for it. Mitt Romney has been holed up in various hideaways to hone his skills with … Continue reading

Romney Wobbles : Obama holding

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By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent With less than 60 days to go to the Presidential election, the pundits are moving into overdrive as the opinion polls show little change on the pattern established over the last few months. Some are … Continue reading

When a win is not a win …

Posted on by Richard Downes

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent Pity Mitt Romney. Before Super Tuesday all the commentators said that if he won a majority of the states being contested, he would be strengthened as a candidate. But on Sober Wednesday that had all … Continue reading

Ten Chances to Shine

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By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent For the four candidates left in the Republican race to become the nominee for the general election later this year, today, Super Tuesday, is a big day. It may not be the end of the … Continue reading

Romney takes lead to New Hampshire

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Richard Downes, Washington Correspondent, in New Hampshire So after Iowa, there’s New Hampshire. This tiny state has a better track record in predicting the winner of the nomination process than the midwest state and there is a lot at … Continue reading

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