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    Compare the candidates

    Democrat Walt Minnick and incumbent Republican Sen. Larry Craig fall into clear party lines in their views on many issues.

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    Craig: Betting on Idaho's enduring conservatism

    Incumbent Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig has a strong conservative and industrial backing.

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    Can this man break the right's grip on Idaho?

    In Idaho, Democrat Walt Minnick, a multimillionaire, former timber executive and environmentalist, mounts a quixotic campaign against Republican Sen. Larry Craig for Senate seat.

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    It's the grizzlies and the birds, stupid

    President Clinton may lack the poetry to articulate the irrational, aesthetic love for nature that truly lies behind environmentalism.

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    The Republicans weren't dull by a long shot

    At the Republican National Convention, the party completes its transformation from what it originally was - the nationalist party - into what the Democrats originally were - the party of states' rights.

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    Politics in cyberspace

    Brad Udall creates an on-line political action committee, the New West Network, to help elect environmentalists to Congress.

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    Doomed park bill just a tool of politicos

    The strange history of a controversial parks bill demonstrates that Washington politics often have little to do with actual legislation.

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    A green Republican makes a run

    Environmentalist Robin Silver of Phoenix makes a bid for the Republican slot for Arizona's 4th Congressional District.

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    'Takings': Lobbyists love it, the public doesn't

    Despite opposition and apathy from the public, "takings" legislation continues to appear in Congress.

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    This was the revolution that wasn't

    The so-called Republican Revolution in Congress stalls because Americans don't really believe in revolutions, despite the hype.

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    Santa Fe mayor's friends now foes

    Santa Fe Mayor Debbie Jaramillo elected in 1994 on a tide of populist optimism, loses support amid charges of nepotism and betrayal.

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    GOP moves to rein in its rebels

    A GOP memo to this year's Republican candidates urges them to start looking green.

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    Colorado Democrats ponder electability vs. purity

    Despite his support of the controversial Animas-La Plata water project, Colorado environmentalists seem to prefer Tom Strickland to his arguably greener opponent Gene Nichol for the Democratic candidate for Senate.

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    The Northwest gets theatrical

    Recent scandals and bizarre antics by a few Northwestern Republicans may open a loophole for Democratic challengers in the coming election.

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    A cautionary tale in Washington state

    The Washington state Republicans swept into office in the 1994 election begin to feel an environmental backlash from their state as the next election nears.

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