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Inside the Trump campaign

By Devin Dreeshen, Matthew McBain      

Two Canadian conservatives road-trip south to campaign for Donald Trump, tapping into how an outsider politician came to win the U.S. presidency, and gleaning lessons for Canuck politicos.

Donald Trump throws one of his signature Make America Great Again hats to a fan at a rally in Manchester, N.H. on Feb 8. Photograph courtesy of Matthew McBain and Devin Dreeshen
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“Rubio’s going to win, you know?” That was the take the immigration officer on the Vermont border had as we headed south. Telegenic, with money and party support behind him, how could Marco Rubio lose? Every four years, our crew of Canadian government staffers, lobbyists, and political consultants visits New Hampshire to watch the start of the race to elect the American president. We make the trip to see the drama of the primary season, and learn about

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