Republican Party Tries to Upstage Democrats

Aug 26th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

The New York Times: In a modern production studio about a mile from where the Democrats were opening their convention here Monday, a SWAT team of Republican operatives dispatched to crash Senator Barack Obama’s party was reveling in its accomplishments.

Two new advertisements devised to stoke the sore feelings of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s devotees were widely covered online and on cable news channels; a news conference the Republicans produced with former Clinton supporters who said they were now backing Senator John McCain drew a standing-room-only crowd of reporters; and a “Happy Hour for Hillary” cocktail party was planned, to be followed by an appearance by Mr. McCain on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”

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