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Oil and gas backs Democrat’s bid to keep Louisiana U.S. Senate seat

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 – Oil and gas interests are pouring money into a tight U.S. Senate race in Louisiana, giving twice as much to the Senate campaign of incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu than her Republican challenger even though the industry backs the Republican push to regain control of the Senate. Landrieu, chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, is struggling to ...

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Keep Udall’s experience, pragmatism in Senate


In 2008, the Journal endorsed then-five-term Rep. and former attorney general Tom Udall for the U.S. Senate. Six years in that deliberative body have given Udall the experience needed not only to propose important legislation, but also to turn it into law. And that ability is especially important to the state and the nation now, considering the gridlock in Washington. ...

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Green Party hoping influence grows in Texas

By John W. Gonzalez | San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — With U.S. Senate candidate Emily “Spicybrown” Sanchez of Del Rio at the top of its ticket, the Green Party of Texas will field a large slate of statewide candidates and numerous local contenders in November’s general election. It’s the party’s largest presence ever on Texas ballots, with 49 candidates across the ...

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U.S. Senate Republicans block energy bill, forfeit a Keystone vote

Mitch McConnell

By Thomas Ferraro and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. On a nearly party-line vote of 55-36, President Barack Obama’s Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bipartisan energy bill supported by the White House. ...

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