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PM Harper's disciplined, structured front-runner campaign opens itself up to 'iron bubble' label

Prime Minister Harper's strategy to not expose Conservatives to any risk fairly common in any campaign.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's 2008 campaign, which some critics are calling an "iron bubble," can be compared to former prime minister Pierre Trudeau's winning 1980 "peekaboo" campaign, but others, including Liberals, say Mr. Harper has managed his message "brilliantly" and plans to win the election independent of the media.

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PM Harper's disciplined, structured front-runner campaign opens itself up to 'iron bubble' label

Prime Minister Harper's strategy to not expose Conservatives to any risk fairly common in any campaign.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's 2008 campaign, which some critics are calling an "iron bubble," can be compared to former prime minister Pierre Trudeau's winning 1980 "peekaboo" campaign, but others, including Liberals, say Mr. Harper has managed his message "brilliantly" and plans to win the election independent of the media.

  

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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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