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Resource ID: #17246
Subject: Elections
Source: Gazette (Charleston, W.Va.)
Affiliation: 
Date: June 25, Aug. 6, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Oct. 13, Oct. 24, Nov. 1, Nov. 3, Nov. 5, Nov. 12

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The series investigated the financial status of the two main candidates. The reporter found out that the Democratic candidate "relied on enormous personal wealth and contributions from fellow trial lawyers". The law firm of the candidate and the major contributors have something in common: they handle "massive lawsuits targeting such hazards as asbestos and tobacco." The reporter revealed that the Republican 'benefited from her national party's strong support and the legacy of her father, an once-important but tarnished political figure." The series also followed the race's ads to find out that the truth and context are "the frequent casualties."

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