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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:52 PM

The best candidate of 2012 ... and worst

The best candidate of 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/11/20/the-best-candidate-of-2012/


Campaigns are made up of consultants, pollsters and various other strategists, but itís the candidate that ultimately matters most. And the great ones make their supporting cast look very smart.

Today we are handing out The Fixy ó the coveted political awards that we, well, made up ó for the best candidate of the 2012 election. On Monday, we gave out The Fixy for the worst candidate of 2012, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). (Donít miss our picks for the best and worst ads of the election!)

There were a lot of choices for best candidate, but one stood above all the rest. We are giving The Fixy for best candidate of 2012 to North Dakota Sen.-elect Heidi Heitkamp (D) for an unlikely win that defied the Republican tilt of her state.



Mitt Romney easily won North Dakota with 58 percent ...

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