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(Reuters) – Ballot measures to legalize marijuana in Washington state and Colorado gained support this week from a pair of prominent Republicans – U.S. Senate candidate Michael Baumgartner and former Representative Tom Tancredo – who could help sway conservative voters.

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Bill McCollum refuses to endorse Rick Scott
By John Frank – Thu, Aug 26 2010 Bill McCollum called Rick Scott Wednesday to congratulate him on his victory in the GOP primary — but he refused to endorse him in the race. “I still have serious questions … about issues with his character, his integrity, his honestly, things that go back to Columbia/HCA and I have not had the occasion to really actually even get acquainted with him …

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thehill.com Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) has no plans to make an endorsement in Massachusetts’s special election on Tuesday. A spokesman for the senator shot down rumors that Lieberman would weigh in on the closely-watched special election, in which Republican Scott Brown is waging a surprisingly tough battle against state Attorney General Martha Coakley (D). Conservative bloggers had been floating a rumor that Lieberman, a centrist, independent senator who caucuses with Democrats, would endorse Brown. Those rumors, the spokesman said, are “not true,” and no announcement is planned on the race. RELATED ARTICLES •Kirk: New senator will be sworn in ‘as quickly as possible’ Lieberman had been a critic of some elements of the healthcare bill before Congress, and the conservative blogs had said the Connecticut senator would endorse the Republican in neighboring Massachusetts to aid the GOP in their effort to get a 41st vote in the Senate, enough to filibuster that and other bills. Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide the race, which is to permanently fill the seat held by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D). Democrats have launched an “all out” effort to keep the seat, including President Barack Obama’s campaign stop there Sunday afternoon

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McCain, Kyl endorse Brewer in AZ
Arizona’s two Republican senators are endorsing Gov. Jan Brewer in the state’s gubernatorial primary, citing her defense of a new illegal immigration law currently being challenged by the Obama administration.

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