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Time Capsule: Jimmie Davis Sings His Way into Voters’ Hearts for a Second Time

Time Capsule: Jimmie Davis Sings His Way into Voters’ Hearts for a Second Time

Country singer and songwriter Jimmie H. Davis, the son of a sharecropper who enlivened the campaign trail by performing with a quartet, won his second term as governor of Louisiana on this day in 1960.  Best remembered as the composer of the hit song “You Are My Sunshine,” Davis, who could not read or write music [...]

Preview of 2016: Clinton vs. Christie?

Preview of 2016: Clinton vs. Christie?

Admitting that they’re getting a little bored with the 2012 race, the folks at Public Policy Polling decided to take a look ahead at the race for 2016. Their insanely early survey shows Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the heavy favorite for the Democratic nomination.  On the Republican side, assuming President Romney is not [...]