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That's because in the early rounds of the brass-knuckles campaign, the only blows the genius has landed have been on himself.
Jameson had originally been cited for battery after she allegedly used brass-knuckles case on her iPhone to attack Britney Markham at a Newport Beach salon on April 6.
For chief of staff, Smith has chosen Mitch Englander, the brass-knuckles political operative who managed Smith's often vicious, sometimes dishonest campaign.
In today's political world, Ratliff, a pleasant though tough centrist, was ill-suited-or at least, felt he was-for the rough-and-tumble, brass-knuckles ideological battle of a Republican primary.
has the stomach for another brass-knuckles secession fight like the one we just finished, at least not now.