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Capitol newsletter: Burke getting the 'Hoover' treatment

5:06 PM, Feb. 25, 2014
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Republicans are busy trying to "Hoover-ize" Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, denouncing her tie to a previous Democratic administration.

To many people Hoover is the name of a line of vacuum cleaners. But to Democrats through the middle of the 20th Century it was the name of Republican Herbert Hoover who was president of the United States when the Great Depression hit America. Democrats would try to link conservative candidates and the GOP to the Hoover name, trying to drive up negative opinion about anything Republican.

Now Republicans are employing the tactic against ...

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