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Ontario Conservatives name Richard Ciano party president, hoping for that sweet Rob Ford campaign magic

Apparently hoping to learn a thing or two about, you know, actually winning elections, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives chose one of the masterminds behind Rob Ford’s triumphant mayoral campaign as the new party president. Just like the man he helped put in office, Richard Ciano, who runs the political consultancy firm Campaign Research alongside Nick Kouvalis, won the election handily. With Ciano at the helm, the Conservatives are hoping they can make in-roads in Toronto (Tim Hudak made the painfully obvious point that Ciano knows how to win elections there), where the party hasn’t landed a seat since 1999. Though we can’t help but wonder if the Conservatives really want to be betting on the Ford factor to deliver them Toronto right now. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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