recession

"Recession" has been used a total of 153 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: Call it the Great Recession. The Bush Recession (since it began in December 2007). Or the Obama Recession (since any "recovery" has been weak at best under his watch). When the economy's the topic, recession's the key word.

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Ted Strickland (D)

0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2

  • Last 7 days: 2 uses (up 200% over last week)
  • Overall: 2 uses since Aug. 30

Pat Toomey (R)

0,0,0,0,1,0,1,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (down 100% from last week)
  • Overall: 2 uses since Aug. 30

Democrats

12,3,7,5,3,3,5,6

  • Last 7 days: 6 uses (up 20% over last week)
  • Overall: 44 uses since Aug. 30

Candidates

10,4,13,7,18,9,7,6

  • Last 7 days: 6 uses (down 14% from last week)
  • Overall: 74 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "recession"

...- “Sestak’s view that the government had to take measures to stabilize the economy and stimulate jobs during a recession is a more realistic position on the economy. Sestak, a retired Navy admiral and second-term congressman from Delaware County,...

Joe Sestak , via RSS (October 30)

...- Lee asks voter what he thinks of the 400K jobs blame game. Voter: "Well, it's a national economic recession." #OhioNeverSleeps...

Lee Fisher , via Twitter (October 28)

...Great talking with @chucktodd today about my efforts to bring Ohio out of the recession and the stark choice Ohioans face this election....

Ted Strickland, via Twitter (October 27)

...Great talking with Chuck Todd today about my efforts to bring Ohio out of the recession and the stark choice Ohioans face this election....

Ted Strickland, via Facebook (October 27)

...in Reading, Allentown, and New Hope, where he spoke with owners about the struggles they have faced during the recession. The key to recovery, Joe said, is in practical policies that help bolster small businesses, like Tilghman Street Farmers...

Joe Sestak , via RSS (October 27)

...David Dewhurst campaign in full brag mode. The state's two leading Republicans boast that Texas was last into the recession, has dodged major cuts so far and is well-prepared for any challenges because it has pinched pennies. Comptroller Susan Combs,...

Bill White, via RSS (October 26)

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