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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:56 AM

Tom Flanagan to run Wildrose campaign in Alberta election

Former Conservative national campaign manager Tom Flanagan will be running the spring election campaign for Alberta’s Wildrose Party, the latest sign that the allegiances of federal Conservatives are split in the party’s home base.

Wildrose is a libertarian upstart casting itself as a more-conservative alternative to the governing Progressive Conservatives, who have strung together 40 consecutive years of government in the province. A poll Monday showed Wildrose gaining, but still well behind the PCs led by Premier Alison Redford.

Conservative MPs from Alberta are under orders to stay neutral in the race, but some acknowledge there’s a split among their caucus, voters and donors. It was Ms. Smith – not then-premier Ed Stelmach – who was photographed with Mr. Harper at last summer’s Calgary Stampede, a meeting some federal Conservatives have pointed to as a signal.


Guess one calls this "Harper's Team"!

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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:01 PM

1. No surprise there

This is the guy who quit as an advisor to the Reform Party because he felt they were too far to the left.
Any more questions about this Wild Rose joke?

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Response to rationalcalgarian (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 08:02 PM

2. It

Appears to be an open break between the PC's in Alberta and the Conservatives. The Alberta PC leader is close to Joe Clark and apparently on good terms with the PC premier in Quebec.

Hopefully it will lead to a split in the federal PCs and Conservatives.

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