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Supreme Court goes for ‘One dollar, one vote’

The court's ruling allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts to support or oppose political candidates, leaving unions in the dust.

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Mass. vote shouldn’t dampen immigration reform prospects, leaders say

National Latino civil rights advocates, labor leaders and immigrant rights supporters say comprehensive immigration reform remains a bipartisan effort despite Tuesday's election results.

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Massachusetts vote shows people want results

Yesterday's Senate contest in Massachusetts shows that voters are "frustrated at the lack of action coming from Washington," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said today.

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All hands on deck for Mass. Senate race, say Dems

Democrats are saying "all hands on deck" to get out the vote to elect Martha Coakley to fill the late Ted Kennedy's seat.

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Illinois election battles heat up

CHICAGO - The 2010 election year has shifted into turbo drive here. Illinois looks to be a key national battleground where the labor-led all people's coalition faces a stiff challenge to consolidate the defeat of the ultra right in 2008. A U.S. Senate seat, the governorship and statewide offices, House seats, state legislature, and county commissions are all up.

NYC council elections: some defeats, some historic victories

New Yorkers elected a new city council November 3, with some remarkable, and contradictory, results.

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Cleveland council race features unique candidate

CLEVELAND - Volunteers are going house to house in this hard-hit city's West Side, getting out the vote for a candidate who they believe will "shake things up" and bring change to a neighborhood pockmarked with abandoned houses and torn up streets.

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Spending freeze, gay rights on Washington ballot

Voters have already received their mail ballots across the Evergreen State and the two hottest issues in the Nov. 3 election are I-1033, a rightwing measure to impose deep spending cuts, and another ballot question, R-71 to ratify the state legislature’s Domestic Partnership law.

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Demonstration demands end to Bloomberg education policies

About 200 people turned out to an outdoor rally on Sunday sponsored by Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, to protest current Mayor Michael Bloomberg's handling of the city school system.

Howard Dean endorses Josh Skaller for N.Y. City Council

BROOKLYN, N.Y.— Howard Dean, founder of Democracy for America and Democratic National Committee Chair Emeritus, gave an enthusiastic endorsement to City Council candidate Josh Skaller, saying that “we need people who are going to be on the streets all the time listening to ordinary people.”

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