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Oil Vs. Real Estatenew

Who's funding the already-pricey New Mexico's governor's race? The big industries are battling it out. SFR breaks it down with interactive maps and databases.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Corey Pein  |  08-04-2010  |  Politics

Packing Money From Nevada to South Dakotanew

The defeat of U.S. Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota has opened the way for Nevada’s Sen. Harry Reid to become the new Democratic floor leader. Daschle’s defeat was assisted by Reid’s Republican pal John Ensign, whose Battle Born Fund PAC gave $10,000 to Daschle's opponent.
Reno News & Review  |  Dennis Myers  |  11-12-2004  |  Politics

Mortal Kombat, Miami Style, for State Attorney's Officenew

Between rivals Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Al Milian, this year's contest is as close to a death match as local politics can get. They talk as if only they stood in the way of complete chaos.
Miami New Times  |  Tristram Korten  |  11-01-2004  |  Politics

Ill-Behaved Former Mayor Attempts Comeback in Miaminew

Never one to let humiliation stand between him and elective office, Xavier Suarez managed to win enough votes this past August to end up in a runoff contest for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission. His 1998 election as mayor was overturned because of voter fraud.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado  |  10-26-2004  |  Politics

Pork-Pillow Politics: Senator Helps Out Her Husband's Employernew

Seattle-based SSA Marine, which has been awarded no-bid deals in Iraq, has contributed money to Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, who has, in turn, sought federal dollars for SSA. But the real conflict of interest is the fact that Murray's husband works for SSA. She cites his retirement fund as her major personal asset.
Seattle Weekly  |  Rick Anderson  |  07-30-2004  |  Politics

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