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Major-party rivals a study in contrasts

Clash of convictions and campaign styles

By Brian C. Mooney
Globe Staff / September 20, 2006

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To Republicans, Deval L. Patrick is the opponent from central casting, an unalloyed liberal Democrat with vulnerabilities of the kind they love to exploit. But to his admirers, Patrick's convictions are his armor, representing a clean break from the calibrations of poll-tested posturing that now drive most political campaigns. (Full article: 922 words)

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