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  • Western elections wrap-up

    Western elections wrap-up

    High Country News examines the results of what everyone agrees was a "very weird election."

  • Snapshot of an election

    Snapshot of an election

    Maps and graphics chart the relation of campaign spending to Western election results, among other things.

  • How outsiders shape the West

    How outsiders shape the West

    Oklahoma isn't part of the West, but its two Republican senators have an enormous influence on the region.

  • How I ran for a U.S. Senate seat, and what I learned

    How I ran for a U.S. Senate seat, and what I learned

    A first-hand account by a longtime Arizona investigative reporter, John Dougherty, about his surprising Senate campaign.

  • Wyoming: A popular governor gets mysterious

    Wyoming: A popular governor gets mysterious

    Wyoming's popular Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal is carefully staying out of the race between his wannabe successors, Leslie Petersen and Matt Mead.

  • Utah: A Sagebrush Rebel headed for D.C.

    Utah: A Sagebrush Rebel headed for D.C.

    Right-wingers ousted wilderness-dealmaker Sen. Bob Bennett in the Republican primary, and now anti-wilderness Mike Lee will probably take his place in the Senate.

  • Oregon: Tea Party limbo

    Oregon: Tea Party limbo

    John Kitzhaber, champion of land-use planning, is running for governor again -- and the Tea Party has failed to draw much attention.

  • New Mexico: Wolves, wilderness, drilling and Latinos

    Ultra-conservative anti-wolf Steve Pearce wants his old House seat back from Democratic oilman Harry Teague, and the next governor of New Mexico will be a woman.

  • Montana: Utility regs and clean energy up for grabs

    A Montana populist, Ken Toole, tries to keep his seat on the Public Service Commission, while other key races involve wealthy hunters and the state Supreme Court.

  • Lynch-mob politics

    Lynch-mob politics

    It's not the Old West -- it's our guide to this year's Western elections.

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