Powers vs. Powers in New York

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In the 13th Congressional District of New York, there's an unusual political contest brewing. Republican Francis H. Powers is running for the House seat. If he wins his primary bid, he'll face a Democrat. Nothing really unusual about that, but he'll also face another Francis Powers — Francis M. — who is running as a Libertarian.

Francis M. is the son of Francis H. And Francis M. Powers tells Robert Siegel he's not running against his father for any personal reason, but rather because he has a chance to capitalize on some name recognition.



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