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Electoral Votes By State
Delaware - 3 | District of Columbia - 3 | Maryland - 10 | New Jersey - 15 | New York - 33 | Pennsylvania - 23



 Delaware       Electoral Votes: 3 -- Gore
Senate | House | Governor

Delaware Senate Race (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, June 13, 2000
NPR's Ron Elving reports on this year's crucial Senate race in Delaware, pitting five-term Republican incumbent William Roth, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Tom Carper, the state's governor. With both men extremely popular, the race could be decided on the age issue: Roth turns 79 next month, while Carper is 53.

Voting Rights for Ex-Felons (14.4 | 28.8)
Weekend All Things Considered, March 19, 2000
Mark Mauer from the criminal justice reform group The Sentencing Project, and Roger Clegg from the conservative think tank, The Center for Equal Opportunity, discuss whether states should allow former felons to vote. Currently many states restrict the voting rights of persons convicted of felonies and the issue is being debated in Congress and many state legislatures.

Bush Wins Delaware Primary (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, February 9, 2000
NPR's Anthony Brooks reports that Texas Governor George W. Bush won yesterday's Republican presidential primary in Delaware. Arizona Senator John McCain who did not campaign in Delaware came in second with 25 percent of the votes and Steve Forbes finished a disappointing third.

Delaware's Presidential Primary (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, February 8, 2000
NPR's Anthony Brooks previews the Republican presidential primary being held today in Delaware. Senator John McCain has not been campaigning in Delaware, but George W. Bush and Steve Forbes are, and both are looking to the primary to give a boost to their campaigns.


 District of Columbia       Electoral Votes: 3 -- Gore
Democratic National Fundraiser
Morning Edition, May 25, 2000
(14.4 | 28.8)
NPR's Peter Overby reports on the Democratic National Committee's gala, an annual fundraiser that raised a record $26 million this year. Ticket prices at the event attracted more than 13,000 people.

GOP Fund Raising (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, April 27, 2000
NPR's Peter Overby reports on fund raising efforts by the GOP. The Republican National Committee collected more than $21 million last night during its annual gala at the Washington D.C. Armory.

Gay Rights March (14.4 | 28.8)
Weekend Edition/Sunday, April 30, 2000
NPR's Tony Sarabia reports from Washington, where thousands of gays and lesbians have gathered for today's Millenium March. March organizers hope to heighten awareness of gay rights issues; but some gay advocates question the decision to stage the event during an election year.


 Maryland       Electoral Votes: 10 -- Gore
Senate | House

Hispanic Political Diversity (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, June 7, 2000
As part of an ongoing series on Hispanic political diversity, NPR's Richard Gonzales examines how pivotal the Latino vote might be in this fall's election. The Latino vote might prove to be more important in Congressional elections than in the Presidential contest.


 New Jersey       Electoral Votes: 15 -- Gore
Senate | House

Campaign Financing (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, October 10, 2000

Campaign financing is a big issue in this year's elections, but the biggest spending story isn't coming from the special interests. Jon Corzine, the Democratic senate candidate in New Jersey, is setting new records for spending in a senate race, but most of the money he's using is his own. NPR's Peter Overby reports.

Corzine Defeats Florio (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, June 7, 2000
From member station WNYC, Andrea Bernstein reports on the victory of millionaire John Corzine in yesterday's Democratic Senate Primary in New Jersey. Corzine defeated former New Jersey governor Jim Florio and will run against Republican Bob Franks in November.

GOP Primary (14.4 | 28.8)
Weekend Edition Saturday, June 3, 2000
Four relatively unknown contenders, who are fighting it out in Tuesday's GOP primary in New Jersey. From member station WNYC, Andrea Bernstein reports.

Women and Politics (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, May 5, 2000
Since the first Reagan Administration, political analysts have been talking about the "gender gap," the edge the Democratic Party enjoyed with female voters. But NPR's Mara Liasson reports that in the 2000 presidential race, the presumptive Republican nominee, George W. Bush, has had some success in appealing to women. Analysts say his secret is concentrating on issues women consider priorities, and avoiding anger and extreme partisanship.

Gore (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, May 3, 2000
In New Jersey, Vice President Al Gore today stepped up his attacks on his GOP rival for the White House, accusing Texas Governor George Bush of a dangerous game of "stock market roulette." NPR's Anthony Brooks reports.

New Jersey GOP (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, April 28, 2000
NPR's Brian Naylor reports on an upcoming primary challenge aimed at Congresswoman Marge Roukema, a moderate Republican from New Jersey. Roukema has been in the House 20 years, but some of her votes on abortion and taxes have come under fire by a national conservative group, Club for Growth. The group is backing a conservative challenger to Roukema in the June 6 primary a challenger who came close to beating Roukema two years ago.

Gore in New Jersey (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, April 28, 2000
Beth Fertig reports from Fort Lee, New Jersey, on Vice President Al Gore's speech. He also emphasized the importance of family and moral instruction to stem gun violence. But he also saw jobs for government to do, supporting families and restricting the availability of guns.


 New York       Electoral Votes: 33 -- Gore
Senate | House

Clinton Wins (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, November 8, 2000

Melissa Block reports on the NY Senate race where Hillary Rodham Clinton has defeated Rick Lazio.

Long Island House Race (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, October 30, 2000

The Democrats need only seven seats to recapture control of the House. But they have an uphill fight on their hands to retain the seat of Congressman Michael Forbes of New York. Forbes, who switched to the Democratic party last year, was upset in last month's Democratic primary by a 71-year old political unknown. Republicans, who had vowed revenge against Forbes for his party switch, appear poised to pick up the seat. Beth Fertig of member station WNYC reports from Long Island.

Replacing Lazio (14.4 | 28.8)
Weekend Edition - Saturday, October 28, 2000

Andrea Bernstein, of member station WNYC, reports on the New York Republicans' efforts to find a candidate to fill Rick Lazio's congressional seat.

NY Senate Debate (14.4 | 28.8)
Weekend All Things Considered, October 8, 2000

New York Senate candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Congressman Rick Lazio met in their second televised debate today. It was a far more polite exchange than their debate last month. From New York, NPR's Melissa Block reports.

Senate - Party Balance (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, September 18, 2000

NPR's Melissa Block reports that Hillary Clinton and Rick Lazio met in their first debate last night. The two candidates are vying to fill the US Senate seat left vacant by Daniel Patrick Moynihan's retirement. As expected, the debate turned ugly, with both Clinton and Lazio attacking each other's character.

Clinton/Lazio Debate (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, September 14, 2000

NPR's Melissa Block reports that Hillary Clinton and Rick Lazio met in their first debate last night. The two candidates are vying to fill the US Senate seat left vacant by Daniel Patrick Moynihan's retirement. As expected, the debate turned ugly, with both Clinton and Lazio attacking each other's character.

Al Gore on the Road (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, June 13, 2000
Vice President Al Gore launched a three week "progress and prosperity tour" in New York City today. With former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin at his side, Gore touted the nation's strong economy and the federal government's balanced budget. NPR's Anthony Brooks reports.

Lazio Defines Himself a New Yorker (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, May 31, 2000
NPR's Melissa Block reports on the New York State Republicans' nomination of Representative Rick Lazio for Senate. Lazio goes up against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the seat. At last night's convention, Lazio defined himself as a supporter of lower taxes and responsible spending. He also took a swipe at the first lady's carpetbagger image by declaring himself "a New Yorker."

Daniel Schorr (14.4 | 28.8)
Weekend Edition/Sunday, May 21, 2000
NPR's Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr discusses New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's withdrawal from his hotly-contested New York Senate race with Hillary Clinton.

Giuliani Out (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, May 19, 2000
After weeks of indecision, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani finally announced today that he will not run against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the United States Senate. The announcement, coming in the light of Giuliani's disclosure of prostate cancer and a marriage coming to an end, was not completely unexpected. But it leaves the Republican Party without a star candidate to take on the First Lady. From member station WNYC, Beth Fertig reports.

Clinton Nominated for Senate (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, May 17, 2000
Host Bob Edwards talks to NPR's Melissa Block about last night's New York state Democratic convention where Hillary Rodham Clinton was officially nominated as their candidate for United States Senate.

Hillary Clinton (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, March 31, 2000
NPR's Melissa Block talks to a group of women in suburban Westchester County about Hillary Clinton's candidacy for the United States Senate in the State of New York. Mrs. Clinton was expected to have strong support from white women in her campaign against New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. So far, that doesn't seem to be the case. The latest public opinion polls show Mrs. Clinton trailing well behind Mayor Giuliani among white female voters.


 Pennsylvania       Electoral Votes: 23 -- Gore
Senate | House

Gov. Tom Ridge (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, June 27, 2000
NPR's Eric Westervelt reports on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, who is being considered as a possible running mate for Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush. Bush opposes abortion rights and Ridge's views on abortion are not easily definable, but Bush says he would not use the abortion issue as a litmus test to make his choice.

Young Bush Supporters (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, April 4, 2000
Alix Spiegel spent the day campaigning with a political protege, Josh Johnson. He's a teenager and a die hard Republican who's been campaigning for Bush in his home state of Pennsylvania.



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