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Ari J. Kaufman

A former California schoolteacher and Indiana military historian, Ari Kaufman now resides in Minnesota and does public relations.
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On the Ground in Florida

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 - by Ari J. Kaufman

Getting the pulse via street interviews with primary voters.

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On the Ground in Iowa

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 - by Ari J. Kaufman

The situation is fluid, but Iowa Republicans know which candidate they don't want.

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How Obama Turned Indiana Blue

Friday, November 7th, 2008 - by Ari J. Kaufman

Behind the biggest stunner of the election.

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McCain’s Keys to the Keystone State

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 - by Ari J. Kaufman

Pennsylvania should be ripe for the plucking if the Republican candidate can tap into the conservative and moderate Democratic base.

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It’s All Coming Down to a Few Key States …

Friday, October 3rd, 2008 - by Ari J. Kaufman

... and both sides have illusions about flipping some electoral votes to red or blue.

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Seven States that Will Decide the Election

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 - by Ari J. Kaufman

Conquering these battleground states means victory in November.

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Upper Midwest Politics — As Blue as the Great Lakes

Monday, July 28th, 2008 - by Ari J. Kaufman

McCain may think he has a shot — but Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin remain solidly Democratic territory.

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Is Ohio McCain Country?

Monday, July 7th, 2008 - by Ari J. Kaufman

Buckeyes decided the 2004 race. I traversed the state to see if the same scenario might play out this fall.

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Taking the Pulse of the Heartland

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 - by Ari J. Kaufman

The people of rural Indiana have a proud tradition of supporting unions and fighting for their country. Will these good and decent people vote for Obama or McCain?

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Backlash Against Media Smears in the Heartland

Friday, May 16th, 2008 - by Ari J. Kaufman

The media narrative on the primaries in Indiana and West Virginia hinted at racism as the reason why Obama lost. There are plenty of Hoosiers and Mountaineers who won't take that charge lying down.

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Will Indiana Save Hillary?

Sunday, May 4th, 2008 - by Ari J. Kaufman

Hillary Clinton has positioned herself as the more centrist Democrat in a Republican state — independents, conservatives and Republicans may very well cross lines in order to vote for her, as many did in Pennsylvania.

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Consolation Prize: Romney Cruises to Victory in Wyoming

Saturday, January 5th, 2008 - by Ari J. Kaufman

It wasn't Iowa or New Hampshire - but it was a victory when Mitt Romney won the Wyoming caucuses on Saturday. Ari Kaufman reports on the contest the media overlooked.

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No Más: Combating Anti-Americanism in Latin America

Saturday, November 24th, 2007 - by Ari J. Kaufman

PJM Indianapolis: Is anti-Americanism rampant in Latin America, or is it simply hyped by the international media? Ari Kaufman writes that not all Latinos think like Hugo Chavez.

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Islam in the Heartland

Sunday, October 28th, 2007 - by Ari J. Kaufman

PJM Indianapolis: "Flyover country" is generally thought to be a conservative stronghold. But Ari Kaufman finds that the center of the country is more complicated than that - citing as an example the push in Indiana to accomodate ritual Moslem footwashing in public airports.

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Could Indiana Become a Blue State?

Saturday, September 29th, 2007 - by Ari J. Kaufman

PJM Indianapolis: After moving from Southern California to Indiana, Ari Kaufman was surprised to learn that some parts of America's heartland aren't all that different from liberal Los Angeles. Is the Hoosier State still a GOP stronghold?

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