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The Riggs-Alioto race

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One of the hottest Congressional races in the country is taking place in Northwest California… in a district that has changed hands from Democrats to Republican each election since 1988. This year, the 46-year old Republican incumbent, former police officer and small businessman Frank Riggs, is being challenged by 28 year old Democrat Michela (mick-ayla) Alioto. She’s a San Francisco native who moved into the District just a year ago, after working almost three years in Washington as a domestic policy adviser to Vice President Al Gore. If she defeats Riggs, Alioto would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Pacifica National Affairs Correspondent Larry Bensky has this profile of the Riggs-Alioto race. (16:00)

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