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Monday, November 6, 2000

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  • Missouri, a Swing State, May Elect a Dead Man for Senate

    As Gore and Bush begin their last day of campaigning, all eyes are on the battleground states where the presidential race is too close to call. One of these states is Missouri. But it is not only the top of the ticket that is up for grabs: the Senate race has taken an unpredictable turn. When Democratic Governor Mel Carnahan, who was running for a Senate seat, died in a plane crash last month, everyone thought that the race was over. But a month later, his Republican opponent, John Ashcroft, one of the most conservative members of the Senate, is fighting for his political life, and could be beaten at the polls by Carnahan, who remains on the ballot despite his death.

  • Tobacco and Elections

    Tobacco firms Lorillard Tobacco and Liggett Group have tentatively reached an $8 million deal settling punitive-damage awards now pending against them in federal court in New York. If agreed, the settlement could insulate the companies from having to pay any punitive-damage awards now pending against them in other courts.

  • Danny Glover and Randall Robinson Rally for Nader

    Today’s final dash in the presidential race has the Democratic and Republican contenders campaigning in battleground states where the race is too close to call. While Vice President Al Gore will be in Iowa, Missouri, Michigan and Florida before returning to cast his vote in Tennessee, Texas Governor George W. Bush is concentrating on Tennessee and Arkansas.

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