Ina Jaffe Ina Jaffe is a National Desk correspondent based at NPR West, NPR's production center in Culver City, California.
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada greets supporters after speaking at a rally held by members of the Hispanic community in Las Vegas on Oct. 16. Reid got about 90 percent of the Hispanic vote, according to a poll of likely voters taken right before the election. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Texas-based Valero Energy -- which owns gas stations across the country, like this one in Sacramento,Calif. -- has contributed about half of the roughly $10 million behind California's Proposition 23 campaign. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown (R) speaks as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (C) Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg  Whitman (2nd-L) look on during a discussion moderated by NBC's Matt Lauer (L) during the Women's Conference 2010 in Long Beach. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Whitman, Brown In The Hot Seat Over Negative Ads

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Sal Russo, Tea Party Express founder, in his Sacramento, Calif., "war room" in March. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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'Tea Party Express' Shakes Up GOP And The Movement

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Nevada Sen. Harry Reid (right) talks to his opponent, Republican Sharron Angle, as moderator Mitch Fox from PBS looks on after their political debate Thursday at the Vegas PBS studios. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reid, Angle Trade Barbs In Nevada Senate Debate

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8 City Officials Arrested In Calif. Salary Scandal

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Yossele Rosenblatt is recognized as the greatest cantorial singer of all time. John Springer Collection/Corbis hide caption

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California Sen. Boxer, Fiorina Face Off In Debate

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'L.A. Times' Database Angers Teachers, Union

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