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Michael Cooper
David J. Climenhaga | As Michael Cooper was being chosen by local Conservatives as their candidate in St. Albert-Edmonton, national media seems to have adopted Independent MP and former Tory Brent Rathgeber as a mascot.
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Brent Rathgeber
David J. Climenhaga | Media darling Brent Rathgeber has floated the idea of forming his own political party to assist with fund-raising activities. The Independent Alberta MP promises to consult his constituents.
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Ryan Hastman
David J. Climenhaga | If a New Democrat beats both Ryan Hastman and Brent Rathgeber, each for a second time, in 2015, it'll be one for the Guinness Book of World Records!
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Screen grab of Rob Anders, grabbing 40 winks
David J. Climenhaga | A little Redford Tory neglect, mindful of the federal Conservatives' betrayal last month, could just be enough to push the NDP over the top in a couple more urban Alberta ridings.
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Vitor "Vic" Marciano
David J. Climenhaga | If both the right-wing Wildrose and PC parties end up in the Alberta Legislature in considerable numbers, the rift is likely to be deep and the feelings of resentment bitter.
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Former federal Tory candidate Ryan Hastman's Tweet
David J. Climenhaga | One just has the feeling this experiment with social media is going to end badly for Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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Alberta Liberal leadership candidate Raj Sherman
David J. Climenhaga | Good news-bad news for right-wing Alberta Tory leadership candidate and other dispatches from the front lines.
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Wildrose Alliance Leader Danielle Smith, not smiling (Dave Cournoyer photo)
David J. Climenhaga | A poll with results as overwhelming as the Environics survey of Alberta voter intentions is pretty hard to spin in any way but the obvious.
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Wildrose Alliance Leader Danielle Smith
David J. Climenhaga | The elephant in the room at the Wildrose Alliance's weekend convention was the fact that with Premier Ed Stelmach on the way out, so many Wildrose supporters are returning to the Conservative fold.
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Ryan Hastman
David J. Climenhaga | The late Alberta Liberal Leader Laurence Decore's widow has taken Conservative candidate Ryan Hastman to task for using her husband's name to advance the Conservatives' neo-con agenda.
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Sebastien Togneri
David J. Climenhaga | In Stephen Harper's Canada, there's no disgrace to being disgraced, as long as the disgrace in question involves bending or breaking the rules to keep Harper in office.
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Ruth Kelly
David J. Climenhaga | In any normal province a candidate as promising as Ruth Kelly would be a cinch to beat an underperformer like Edmonton-Spruce Grove Conservative MP Rona Ambrose. Not here in Alberta.