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Edwards's populist message evolves

Fight for the poor not a hallmark of his Senate career

John Edwards was surrounded by staff at a campaign event in Keene, N.H., yesterday. While a US senator from 1998 to 2004, he backed some bills he now repudiates, including a free trade measure and a bill making it harder for consumers to clear debt. John Edwards was surrounded by staff at a campaign event in Keene, N.H., yesterday. While a US senator from 1998 to 2004, he backed some bills he now repudiates, including a free trade measure and a bill making it harder for consumers to clear debt. (Steven Senne/associated press)
By Scott Helman and Matt Negrin
Globe Correspondent / January 7, 2008

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MANCHESTER, N.H. - Buoyed by his second-place finish in Iowa, John Edwards has brought his populist, combative, and fiercely anticorporate message to New Hampshire, demanding sweeping changes in healthcare, trade, and income distribution. (Full article: 1201 words)

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