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Will Gay Marriage Influence Hawaii Senate Race?

·By civilbeat

The Washington Post has this item examining how the issue of same-sex marriage might impact U.S. Senate races.

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It’s possible.

Combined data from Washington Post-ABC News polls do show that while the country as a whole tilts in favor of gay marriage, voters in some key swing states oppose it.

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Seven of the 11 Democratic nominees or likely nominees running for open seats this cycle already support gay marriage. Of those, four are running in swing states — Rep. Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin, Rep. Shelley Berkley in Nevada, Rep. Martin Heinrich in New Mexico, and former Sen.Bob Kerrey in Nebraska. (Rep. Mazie

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