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Gannett News Service
special report

analysis and context

Republicans keep House, retake Senate

Voters show little desire for dramatic change in deciding hotly contested races

Bush uses bully pulpit to tip scales to Republicans

Daschle says he has no regrets about Democrats' campaign

Election 2002 had its share of winners, losers

GOP limits Democratic gains in governor's races

More Americans vote, but black turnout might have faltered

Republican gains include state legislatures

Environmentalists lose big in congressional elections

Voters just say no to pot, and other ballot questions

Fittingly, season of the unexpected ends with more twists and turns

A primer on what to watch election night

Congress will be missing some colorful, notable members in January

Broward sees few voting problems

Mood of America:
Exclusive GNS poll

Voters deal with dueling concerns as election draws near

Partisan divide evident as election draws near

Faith in police, firefighters, military remains high long after 9-11

Poll: young people see voting
as a choice, not a duty

Earlier election news

Senate political control remains up in the air

Senate races down to the wire, hinge on voter turnout

Daschle barnstorms key states trying to hold Senate majority

Gephardt whips up Democratic voters to boost party chances — and maybe his own

Florida prepares for 'must-win' gubernatorial race

Even in war times, voter apathy persists among young Americans

The election of 2002: Shared insecurities

Trade issue could sway votes
in some House districts

Voters: Jobs, state budget woes key concerns

Senate may be happy homecoming for Mondale

Senator's death casts uncertain pall over elections


Links to more
election news

The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser

The Arizona Republic

The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun

The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal

Florida Capital News Campaign 2002

The Honolulu Advertiser

The Idaho Statesman

The Rockford (Ill.) Register Star

The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal

The Lansing (Mich.) State Journal

The (Springfield, Mo.)
News- Leader

The Reno (Nev.)

The (East Brunswick, N.J.) Home-News Tribune

(Binghamton, N.Y.) Press & Sun-Bulletin

The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Greenville (S.C.) News

The (Nashville) Tennessean

Burlington Free Press

Green Bay (Wis.)

The Des Moines Register

Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle




Added Oct. 31

The Walter Mondale File

Gannett News Service

Name: Walter Frederick Mondale.

Age: 74.

Born: Jan. 5, 1928, in Ceylon, Minn.

Education: Bachelor's degree from University of Minnesota, 1951; law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, 1956.

Religion: Methodist.

Family: Married to Joan Adams, three children.

Career experience: Corporal, U.S. Army, 1951-53; private law practice in Minneapolis, 1956-60; Minnesota state attorney general, 1960-64; member, U.S. Senate, 1964-76; vice president of the United States, 1977-81; private law practice in Minneapolis, 1981-84; Democratic nominee for U.S. president, lost to Republican Ronald Reagan, 1984; partner with Dorsey & Whitney law firm in Minneapolis, 1987-92 and 1996 to present; U.S. ambassador to Japan, 1993-96.

Nonprofit boards: Director, Council of Foreign Relations; chairman, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs; co-chairman, Education to Action Project on Campaign Finance Reform; director, Guthrie Theatre Foundation; member, Japan Society, Mayo Foundation, Minnesota Public Radio, University of Minnesota Foundation.

Corporate boards: Member, BlackRock Funds, Northwest Airlines, UnitedHealth Group, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Books: "The Accountability of Power: Toward a Responsible Presidency," (David McKay Co.), 1976.

Source: GNS research

Copyright 2002, Gannett News Service