October 17, 2002 Redistricting in Pennsylvania has pitted two veteran House members against one another in one of the most hotly contested election races in the country. NPR's Peter Overby reports that Republican George Gekas and Democratic opponent Tim Holden are getting help from interest groups when they didn't even ask for it.
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October 16, 2002 Some lawmakers suspect that financial industry lobbyists are holding back on contributions to put pressure on congressional leaders who oppose certain revisions to federal bankruptcy law. But trade group officials deny the claim, although they admit to supporting provisions that make it easier to file for bankruptcy. Some lobbyists say their failure to attend fund-raising events on Capitol Hill isn't personal. NPR's Peter Overby reports.
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