Cannon, Lou

How Congress Shaped the ’80 Campaign

By on May 20, 2015
How Congress Shaped the ’80 Campaign

by LOU CANNON

Ronald Reagan changed the nation’s economic course during the first two years of his presidency, but the seeds of this achievement were rooted in a House member’s bold attempt to broaden Republican appeal at a time when Democrats held solid control of Congress.

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Republicans Aim for a Southern Statehouse Sweep

By on August 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
Republicans Aim for a Southern Statehouse Sweep

by LOU CANNON

Twenty years ago, Republicans did not control a single Southern legislative chamber. As this veteran newsman points out, they now hold majorities in over three-quarters of them.

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Lessons of Conventions Past

By on August 13, 2014 with 0 Comments
Lessons of Conventions Past

by LOU CANNON

“As Mitt Romney looks for a running mate, the veteran newsman suggests he look to 1976 as an example of what, and what not, to do.”

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