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Rick Davis

Rick Davis, John McCain's campaign manager
Rick Davis

In a HARDtalk interview broadcast on 15 January, Stephen Sackur talks to John McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis.

As Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States the Republican Party faces the task of rebuilding after its election defeat last November.

Rick Davis was the campaign manager for the Republican candidate, John McCain.

What must the Republicans do to broaden their appeal with the American public? Rick Davis talks to Stephen Sackur.

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