But once the writ was dropped, that door was closed. So given Wynne’s personal numbers, why was campaign messaging all about her?
In what has to go down as one of the strangest political moves ever, someone convinced Premier Kathleen Wynne, pictured at last year's Ottawa Pride Parade, that she should concede defeat the week before the election.
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OTTAWA—Nobody wants to vote for a loser. Which is why in most elections, even the candidate who is running last has an intrinsic belief that they can win.
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