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Presidential Candidates' Earmarks

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton secured more money for special home-state projects, known as earmarks, than her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama. But almost all of Clinton's earmarks were inserted in fiscal 2008 spending bills with the support of other lawmakers. Sen. John McCain, the likely GOP nominee, opposes earmarks and did not seek any.


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Candidates' Earmarks Worth Millions
Article | Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure more than $340 million worth of home-state projects in last year's spending bills, placing her among the top 10 Senate recipients of what are commonly known as earmarks, according to a new study by a nonpartisan budget watchdog group.

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