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Can Alexi Giannoulias Make it to Washington, D.C.?new

Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias leads the pack of Democrats running for U.S. Senate, but can he overcome criticisms concerning his time at the family bank and in office?
Illinois Times  |  Patrick Yeagle  |  01-21-2010  |  Politics

Sen. Patty Murray, After a 'No' on Iraq, Has the President’s Back on Afghanistannew

One of 23 senators who rolled the political dice and voted nay on the Iraq War, Murray and her colleagues have been cast at the least as prescient and at times heroic. But now, Murray has declared her support for Obama's plan for Afghanistan.
Seattle Weekly  |  Laura Onstot  |  12-14-2009  |  Politics

Cap and Trade-off: Baucus Compromises on Climate Change, Toonew

Sen. Max Baucus' critics condemned him for taking millions from the health care industry as he led the effort to reform it. Now critics are voicing the same refrain over climate change legislation.
Missoula Independent  |  Matthew Frank  |  12-09-2009  |  Environment

Conservatives Tell the GOP to Butt Out of the Florida Senate Primarynew

The national media has cast the brouhaha over Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's Senate candidacy as a battle for the soul of a Republican Party in decline, a fight between the conservative and moderate wings of the GOP.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  05-28-2009  |  Politics

Vote Like Your Life Depends on Itnew

In its endorsement of John Kerry, the Shepherd-Express cites the situation in Iraq, the likelihood the draft will be reinstituted and George W. Bush's opposition to stem-cell research as some of the reasons Americans' lives depend on who gets elected to the presidency.
Shepherd Express  |  Staff  |  11-01-2004  |  Commentary

Underdog Senate Candidate Hiked Alone Across Ohionew

Democrat Eric Fingerhut doesn't have the money his powerful opponent, Republican George Voinovich, does. So he's walking across the state of Ohio, where nobody walks anywhere if he can possibly help it. Trudging along a two-lane highway could make a candidate look like a nut.
Cleveland Scene  |  Chris Maag  |  10-25-2004  |  Politics

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