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August 15, 2010 12:01 AM

Earmarks a central theme in Washington state's U.S. Senate race

As he runs for the U.S. Senate from Washington state, Republican Dino Rossi loudly criticizes his opponent, incumbent Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, for earmarking hundreds of millions of dollars for the state in federal spending bills. Yet while he's calling for an outright ban on them now, Rossi was no stranger to earmarks during his two terms in the state Senate.

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