Jon McHenry

Partner, Ayres, McHenry and Associates

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Partner with Ayres, McHenry & Associates, a Republican polling and strategy firm based in Alexandria, Virginia, whose clients have included Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Bob Riley of Alabama

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President Obama went to St. Louis, Missouri today to  mark his hundredth day  in office.

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President Obama went to St. Louis, Missouri today to  mark his hundredth day  in office.

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President Obama went to St. Louis, Missouri today to mark his hundredth day in office.

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