al-Qaida

"Al-Qaida" and related terms ("al-Qaeda") have been used a total of 5 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: Want to really get your campaign some attention? Run an ad that implies your opponent doesn't have the stomach to go after al-Qaida. Or, even, that he or she sympathizes with the terrorist group. Somebody almost surely will do just that.

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Michele Bachmann (R)

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

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

Tarryl Clark (D)

0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0

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

Democrats

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

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

Candidates

0,0,0,1,1,0,0,2

  • Last 7 days: 2 uses (up 200% over last week)
  • Overall: 4 uses since Aug. 30

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

Recent uses of "al-Qaida"

...from Minnesota believes Al Qaida is no longer a threat! That is why we need to retire her from Congress! http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/251139/al-qaeda-no-longer-threat-united-states-kathryn-jean-lopez...

Michele Bachmann, via Facebook (October 29)

...from Minnesota believes Al Qaida is no longer a threat! That is why we need to retire her from Congress! http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/251139/al-qaeda-no-longer-threat-united-states-kathryn-jean-lopez...

Michele Bachmann, via Facebook (October 29)

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