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Alex Lange

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US election
December 20, 2016

Trump Cabinet Update: New Names Announced

After the election last month, JKL Newsroom issued a report on the incoming Trump team,…
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Aston, PA, USA - September 22, 2016: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers a speech at a rally in Aston, Pennsylvania.
US election
December 12, 2016

Twitter Trump Becomes President

Donald Trump's Twitter habits have received much attention globally, and it appears that he intends…
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US election
December 2, 2016

Partisanship and Candidate Selection Beat Message and Organization

One of the enduring truths for American political campaigns is that who the candidates are…
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US election
November 25, 2016

Trumps Vita Hus

Nyhetsflödet från USA präglas av att den tillträdande presidenten Donald Trump utnämner personer till olika…
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US election
November 25, 2016

What’s next? 2018 and 2020, of course

The dust from the presidential election hasn't even settled yet, but the American political parties…
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US election
November 14, 2016

First Two Trump Staff Announced: Who Are Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon?

Donald Trump's transition team announced its first two hires over the weekend. Republican National Committee…
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US election
November 7, 2016

What to Watch for on Election Day

For Election Day 2016 there are three basic possible outcomes: 1. Democratic best case: Clinton…
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US election
November 7, 2016

Analysis: Final Days Show What Matters to the Campaigns

On the final weekend and the last day before Election Day, the candidates have criss-crossed…
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US election
November 2, 2016

Don’t Forget the Senate

The 2016 presidential election has been one of the most unusual contests in modern American…
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US election
October 31, 2016

The Return of the Clinton Emails: How it will affect the race

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst On Friday, FBI Director James Comey threw a bomb…
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US election
October 28, 2016

Turnout Series: How to suppress the vote

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst We previously focused on what campaigns do to get…
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US election
October 26, 2016

Republicans Hoping for Split-Ticket Voting

With Donald Trump trailing in the polls, the focus of the U.S. election has increasingly…
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US election
October 26, 2016

Turnout Series: How Campaigns “Get Out The Vote”

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Over the course of our turnout series, we laid…
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US election
October 24, 2016

Partisan Content Outpaces the Mainstream on Social Media

While social media and the use of online video were relatively mature  already in 2012, one…
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US election
October 24, 2016

Final Sprint Strategies Are Very Different

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst There are only two weeks remaining until Election Day…
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US election
October 20, 2016

Analysis: Trump misses his shot at recovery in third debate

If the first debate was novelty, and the second chaos, the third and final debate…
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US election
October 18, 2016

Turnout Series: Hispanic turnout will be key in 2016

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst This third update in our turnout series takes a…
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US election
October 13, 2016

Turnout Series: Education levels determine turnout

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst In the second of our series on turnout in…
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US election
October 10, 2016

Analysis: Second debate helps neither candidate

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst For the second presidential debate last night, the scene…
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US election
October 5, 2016

Analysis: How Pence’s Win Still Puts Trump on Defense

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Last night the vice presidential candidates Virginia Senator Tim…
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US election
October 3, 2016

Turnout Series: Young Voters are Unreliable

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst In the first of our series on turnout in…
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US election
October 3, 2016

Turnout Series Introduction: Who Turns Out to Vote, Wins

This year, perhaps more than ever, the election will be decided by who shows up…
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US election
September 27, 2016

Analysis: How the First Debate Helps and Hurts Both Trump and Clinton

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump…
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US election
September 23, 2016

Comedic Relief or Risky Move?

This week while the two candidates prepare for the debates, Hillary Clinton found time to…
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Gloucester Township, New Jersey, U.S.A. - May 11, 2016; Presumable democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Camden County College in Blackwood, Gloucester Township, NJ.
US election
September 21, 2016

Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: Preview of the First Presidential Debate

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The broad topics have been announced, setting up the…
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DENVER - AUGUST 26:  U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) stands on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) at the Pepsi Center August 26, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will be officially be nominated as the Democratic candidate for U.S. president on the last day of the four-day convention.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
US election
September 15, 2016

Analysis: Just a Stumble, or a Turning Point?

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The Presidency of the United States invests tremendous power…
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US election
September 8, 2016

The Risks Behind Deciding Who Speaks for a Campaign

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The most basic task of political campaigns is communicating with…
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US election
September 5, 2016

What This U.S. Election is About

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst American presidential elections do not have a reputation of…
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US election
September 2, 2016

What’s in a Campaign Logo?

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Campaign logos may seem an afterthought for most observers…
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US election
August 25, 2016

Trump Gets Brexit Backup

At a rally in Jackson, Mississippi yesterday Donald Trump was supported by the former leader of…
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US election
August 23, 2016

Ad Buy Shows What Clinton Is Basing Her Strategy On

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Yesterday the Clinton campaign announced that it had reserved…
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US election
August 21, 2016

Trump’s Campaign is Very Different

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst To anyone looking at the Donald Trump campaign, it…
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US election
August 15, 2016

Third Party Candidates Could Hurt Trump

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst To win the presidential election, Donald Trump needs to…
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US election
August 4, 2016

Trump’s Convention a Bad Show

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst After the national conventions, it is normal to see…
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US election
July 29, 2016

A Conventional Convention

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Hillary Clinton's speech last night brought the Democratic National…
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US election
July 28, 2016

Major Republican Themes at the Democratic National Convention

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst On the third day of the Democratic National Convention, an…
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US election
July 27, 2016

The Big Difference Between the Republican Convention and the Democratic Convention

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst On the second day of the Democratic National Convention,…
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US election
July 26, 2016

Discord On the Convention Floor

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The first day of the Democratic National Convention in…
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US election
July 22, 2016

What Will the Republican Party Do In the General Election?

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Donald Trump’s speech last night has brought the Republican…
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US election
July 21, 2016

Pence Keeps Party Split at Bay

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Under the theme "Make America First Again", the third…
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US election
July 20, 2016

Republican Convention More About Clinton Than Trump

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst On the second day of the Republican National Convention…
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US election
July 19, 2016

Analysis: Republican Convention Designed to Appeal to the Base

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst The Republican National Convention is under way in Cleveland,…
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US election
July 16, 2016

Analysis: Trump Picks Pence for VP

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst After going back and forth on his Vice Presidential…
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US election
July 13, 2016

Analysis: Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Yesterday evening, in an extended speech held before a…
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US election
July 13, 2016

Preview: The Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention 2016 begins on Monday, running July 18 - 21. Here is a…
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US election
July 12, 2016

Trump’s Trouble: Reliance on Earned Media

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst During the primary race for the Republican nomination, we…
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US election
June 29, 2016

Live Streaming Changing Access to Government and Politics

  After the attack in Orlando on June 12th, last week a group of Democratic…
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Brexit
June 23, 2016

Age Matters in EU Referendum Polling

by Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst It's referendum day in the United Kingdom and voters…
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Brexit
June 21, 2016

Leave Vote Could Mean the Fracturing of the United Kingdom

By Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Coverage of the EU referendum has primarily focused on…
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US election
June 17, 2016

To Native Advertise or Not to Native Advertise

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Earlier this month, BuzzFeed announced that it had scrapped a deal…
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US election
June 14, 2016

Positions: Trump and Clinton on Nuclear Energy

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Within their broader energy policy positions, an issue that warrants a…
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US election
June 8, 2016

Analysis: Party Unity Matters in General Election Contest

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Even though it has been almost certain for months now, last night Hillary Clinton…
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US election
June 3, 2016

Positions: The Candidates on Energy Policy

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Last week, Donald Trump traveled to North Dakota to attend…
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US election
May 26, 2016

Positions: Where Are the Candidates on TTIP?

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst While negotiators of the trade deal between the US and the EU,…
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LISBON, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 19:  (L-R) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron speak during the official family photo of the NATO Summit 2010 at Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL) on November 19, 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. The two day summit will address issues including a new strategic concept for NATO. Britain and the US will also seek an agreement to hand over responsibility for security in Afghanistan to local forces over the next four years.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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May 20, 2016

U.S. Politics and Brexit: GOP Shifting Stance

Alex Lange, Political Analyst JKL  Update 1 (1/6/2016): According to The Guardian, Donald Trump has announced that…
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Former White House financial reform adviser Elizabeth Warren delivers an emotional campaign speech at the annual Sandwichfest.  Warren is a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate opposing incumbent Scott Brown.
US election
May 9, 2016

Battlefield: Twitter

Late last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a progressive Democrat and consumer advocate, engaged…
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US election
May 4, 2016

Donald Trump Will Be The Republican Nominee. Now What?

Alex Lange, Political Analyst JKL  After a clear win by Donald Trump in Indiana, Ted Cruz…
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US election
May 2, 2016

Different Rules at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

If Sweden has Almedalsveckan, then the United States has the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.…
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US election
April 27, 2016

Analysis: Hillary Clinton Will Be The Democratic Nominee, But Can She Win?

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Thanks to four additional decisive primary election victories on Tuesday,…
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US election
April 27, 2016

Analysis: Trump a Big Step Closer to Becoming the Republican Nominee

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Thanks to five big wins in the northeastern states of…
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US election
April 26, 2016

Geotargeting as a Tool for Public Policy Campaigns

The ability to geotarget social media advertising has been around for some time now, but…
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US election
April 20, 2016

Young Democrats More Likely to Use Social Media to Learn About Politics

All of the U.S. presidential campaigns use social media to connect with young voters these…
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US election
April 20, 2016

Analysis: Hillary Does Better Than Expected in New York

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst In the race to become the Democratic candidate for President,…
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US election
April 20, 2016

Analysis: New York Win May Not Be Enough for Trump

Alex Lange, JKL Political Analyst Donald Trump was the clear winner of the New York Republican…
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US election
April 19, 2016

Campaigns Up Close and Personal With Snapchat

For the 2016 election cycle, the dominant social media and digital advertising platforms are Facebook,…
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US election
April 15, 2016

U.S. Policymakers Doubt Effectiveness of Digital and Social Media for Campaigns

Digital and social media efforts have dramatically increased in use as campaigning tools in recent years.…
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US election
April 14, 2016

Smart Use of Digital Campaign Tools

Whether used for persuasion, outreach, or engagement, digital tools can help campaigns with a range…
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US election
April 13, 2016

Tweets of the Week

Following the Wisconsin primaries, the presidential campaigns have shifted their focus to New York where…
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US election
April 12, 2016

When Campaigns Use Negative Advertising

Donald Trump has been the target of an enormous amount of negative advertising, with the…
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US election
April 6, 2016

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Win Wisconsin primaries

Republican Primary Results and Analysis Ted Cruz decisively beat Donald Trump in the Wisconsin Republican…
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US election
April 4, 2016

Where Trump Really Is Winning

American Presidential campaigns spend prolifically to convey their message, whether in television advertising, through direct mail…
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US election
March 31, 2016

Primary Advertising Arrives in Wisconsin

The next state in the presidential primary calendar is Wisconsin, which will hold both its…
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US election
March 22, 2016

Trump Candidacy Could Significantly Change the Electoral Map

There are early indicators that a Trump nomination could significantly alter the make-up of the…
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