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Grits don’t want ‘to get smoked’ again, plan $2-million counter-attack ad campaign against Tories

Liberals will vote on an unprecedented motion at their national convention in Ottawa this week endorsing a dedicated war chest—possibly up to $2-million—to “promote and defend” their new permanent leader against a barrage of Conservative attack ads even Conservatives admit will be inevitable once the new Liberal chief is elected next year.

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Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae, pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 10, with MP Lise St-Denis who defected to the Liberals. The Grits want to launch counter-attack ads to defend their next leader, whoever that may be.

 

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Grits don’t want ‘to get smoked’ again, plan $2-million counter-attack ad campaign against Tories

Liberals will vote on an unprecedented motion at their national convention in Ottawa this week endorsing a dedicated war chest—possibly up to $2-million—to “promote and defend” their new permanent leader against a barrage of Conservative attack ads even Conservatives admit will be inevitable once the new Liberal chief is elected next year.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae, pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 10, with MP Lise St-Denis who defected to the Liberals. The Grits want to launch counter-attack ads to defend their next leader, whoever that may be.

 

  

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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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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