Hutchinson however did not share in this political good fortune.
In the heated battle, political fortunes were made and lost.
Republican political fortunes are also tied to conditions in Iraq.
Not least, the ruling party members, who also face elections this year, have become concerned for their own political fortunes.
Maeda did this to increase his political and personal fortune.
The next general election for mayor is two years away, and political fortunes can turn quickly.
Democrats, who think the issue is a winner for them, find it hard to believe their political good fortune.
It took some time, however, and that says much about how political fortunes changed.
Given the collapse of his political fortunes, it is a larger role than many party members had expected him to play.
In 1919 he went on an extended visit to India, which changed his political fortunes.