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Salt Lake close to electing first openly gay mayor

...liberal island in the state where Democrats can compete and win races. The city has had a four-decade streak of Democratic mayors.Becker was also well-liked by the LGBT community. He officiated one of the first gay marriages in 2013 in the...
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Iowans who sought to draft Christie in 2011, back him again

...were charged with helping plot lane closures on an approach to the world's busiest bridge as payback against a Democratic mayor who didn't support Christie's re-election campaign. Christie has long denied he knew about it, and no evidence...
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In race, Christie promises blunt campaign

...three former aides, charged with creating politically motivated traffic jams at a bridge to retaliate against a Democratic mayor who declined to endorse Christie's re-election.Christie has not been tied directly to wrongdoing, denies he...
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Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Baltimore man

...a week later spawned protests that on two occasions gave way to violence and looting. In the wake of the riots, Democratic Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake implemented a curfew and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency...
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Sources: NJ Gov. Chris Christie entering 2016 race

...a busy bridge connecting New Jersey and New York. It was an act federal prosecutors say was designed to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Christie's re-election in 2013.From the outset, Christie has denied any knowledge of...
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GOP Congress to weigh legal pot in DC

...are both in session, or 60.Also, the initiative doesn't provide for the legal sale or taxation of marijuana.Democratic mayor-elect Muriel Bowser said Wednesday that she won't let it take effect until the D.C. Council implements rules...
Will Ohio's economic uptick be a boon for Obama?

...Healy and Joe Halter stand on opposing sides of the great divide: How to jump-start the economy?Healy, the Democratic mayor of Canton, recalls how, in the grim early days of 2010, when unemployment topped 13 percent, the budget was shrinking...
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Exposing Juneau's own un-American committee a St. Patrick's Day parade blatantly politicking. He was walking in a heavily Democratic city, next to its Democratic mayor, to shore up his bipartisan credentials. This was to be expected. Every politician who was anywhere in the vicinity...
Chicago teachers vote to return to classroom

...protracted labor battle in President Barack Obama's hometown at the height of the fall campaign, with a prominent Democratic mayor and Obama's former chief of staff squarely in the middle. Emanuel's forceful demands for reform have angered...
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The feds built Alaska; forgetting that is state's creed

...America. By the arctic. It's also one of the most conservative places in Alaska. ``We kicked out the last Democratic mayor years ago. She ran again and almost didn't get any votes.'' Charlie Huggins, retired Army, laughs good-naturedly...


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