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Trio says they can turn ANWR vote

Politics is in the air, and depending on what state you're from politicians are using drilling in ANWR as fodder for political stands. Or so reports the Fairbanks News-Miner

"Former Alaska Governor Tony Knowles and two Democratic congressmen said Thursday they would be persuasive, persistent voices for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if they are elected to the U.S. Senate.
Republicans, though, said the trio wouldn't bring to the Senate what's really needed to develop ANWR oil: more pro-drilling votes and new leadership in the Democratic caucus."

Knowles, Alaska's former governor, appeared at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee with Democratic Reps. Chris John of Louisiana and Brad Carson of Oklahoma.

Knowles is seeking to replace Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. John and Carson are running for the seats being opened by the retirements, respectively, of Democratic Sen. John Breaux and Republican Sen. Don Nickles.

John described himself and Carson as "Blue Dog Democrats"--a group whose members seek compromise with Republicans on various issues.

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