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by Mike Murphy

Calling All Republican Presidential Candidates
All Things Considered, December 29, 2010
In an open letter to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, commentator Mike Murphy writes: "The problem is, you are a niche candidate. If you were ice cream, you wouldn't be chocolate or vanilla. You're French vanilla. Liberal on social issues, conservative on fiscal matters — it's a very, very attractive thing to be ... for about 17 percent of the voters."

Michael Bloomberg, the Niche Candidate
All Things Considered, January 22, 2008
In an open letter to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, commentator Mike Murphy writes: "The problem is, you are a niche candidate. If you were ice cream, you wouldn't be chocolate or vanilla. You're French vanilla. Liberal on social issues, conservative on fiscal matters — it's a very, very attractive thing to be ... for about 17 percent of the voters."

Mike Murphy, a Republican consultant, speaks with Steve Inskeep.
Lead GOP Presidential Hopefuls Covet Distinction
Morning Edition, November 28, 2007
Early primary voting schedule means candidates will try to distance themselves from rivals any way they can. GOP leaders Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney are slinging more mud than previously. Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee gains strength and consolidates the Christian conservative vote.

Mike Murphy on Sen. John McCain...
NPR : For McCain, Once and Again the Underdog
Morning Edition, September 25, 2007 (by Mara Liasson)
Sen. John McCain first ran for the White House in 2000, when he made himself accessible to voters and reporters through his "Straight Talk Express." But McCain's devotion to retail politics began long before then — during his first run for Congress in the early '80s.

Whither Fred Thompson's Non-Candidacy?
Day to Day, August 1, 2007
Fred Thompson has not announced his presidential candidacy, but scrutiny is running high about the man who could be a top Republican contender.
Thompson has announced that he raised only $3.4 million last quarter.
Republican strategist Mike Murphy talks with Alex Chadwick.


McCain Set to Make White House Run Official
Morning Edition, April 25, 2007
It might seem he has been running for some time, but Wednesday, Sen. John McCain of Arizona officially announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Republican political consultant Mike Murphy talks about McCain's prospects.

To Revamp U.S. Democracy, Look to France
All Things Considered, April 19, 2007
A Republican who just returned from France got a good look at the French election process. He thinks the United States could learn a few things from our French friends.

Candidates for 2008 Spend Big Bucks in 2007
All Things Considered, March 19, 2007
It may be 11 months before the Iowa caucuses, but presidential campaigns are busy raising — and spending — money. Some of the brightest stars in U.S. politics are plenty busy, as records with the Federal Election Commission show. Wouldn't it be cheaper just to buy everyone who cares a new car?

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