Jamie Dean

Jamie is national editor of WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously worked for the Charlotte World. Jamie has covered politics, disasters, religion, and more for WORLD. She resides in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

Buckeye bellwether

Web Extra | Exactly eight months ahead of this fall's general election, Ohioans are planted squarely in the middle of a dramatic moment again
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/04/08, 12:00 am

Voters trekking to polling places in Ohio today are no strangers to political drama: For years they've watched their Midwestern home live up to its reputation as a quintessential swing state and a bellwether in presidential elections.

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No heaven on earth

Politics | With Romney down and McCain up, conservative evangelical leaders scramble for leverage.
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/23/08, 12:00 am

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter thinks Sen. Hillary Clinton is "a creepy person," but she contends that Sen. John McCain is worse: "I would vote for the devil over John McCain."

Republican radio host Rush Limbaugh says that McCain will destroy the Republican Party by seeking the presidential nomination, and he offers this reason: The senator aims to exact revenge for a nasty primary battle he lost in South Carolina eight years ago.

On the campaign trail, McCain says he doesn't sweat the vitriol: "I don't even listen to Rush. . . . I'm not a masochist."

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Wild cards

Campaign 2008 | Super delegates could become the way to put one candidate over the top
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/09/08, 12:00 am

CHARLESTON, S.C.-On a brisk January morning in Charleston, S.C., a bundled-up tour guide stands at the intersection of Broad and Meeting Streets, pointing out "the four corners of the law" to a handful of shivering tourists: Old City Hall, the federal courthouse, the county courthouse, and the 256-year-old St. Michael's Episcopal Church stand on each corner of the famous intersection.

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