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Alaska Republican Gov. Frank H. Murkowski on Friday picked his daughter, Lisa Murkowski, a GOP state representative, to serve the final two years of his Senate term.

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The recount results are finally finalized in Colorado's 7th Congressional District, and Republican Bob Beauprez finished ahead of Democrat Mike Feeley by just 121 votes.

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Republicans Have High Hopes for Ky. Gubernatorial Race (Congressional Quarterly, Dec. 6, 2002; 5:50 PM)

Hawaii Voters Must Cull Stars From Scrubs (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 22, 2002; 7:45 PM)

No Clear Winner Yet in Year's Closest House Race (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 22, 2002; 7:45 PM)

Beauprez's Lead Shrinks in Colorado 7, Forcing Automatic Recount: Final Vote Returns Trigger Automatic Recount (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 21, 2002; 8:00 PM)

GOP Can Now Press Agenda in Both Chambers (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 7, 2002; 6:30 PM)

Democrats Make Gains, Republicans Score Upsets in High-Profile Governor Races (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 6, 2002; 3:00 PM)

Relatively Smooth Election Day Leaves Lawyers With Little Work; Recounts Possible in S.D., Alabama (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 6, 2002; 2:45 PM)

House Republicans Enjoy Expanded Majority (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 6, 2002; 3:30 AM)

Women Gubernatorial Candidates Set Election Record (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 6, 2002; 9:00 PM)

Republican Victories Add Up to New Senate Majority (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 6, 2002; 8:00 PM)

Governors: Democrats Make Gains, Republicans Score Upsets In Several High-Profile Races (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 6, 2002; 4:15 AM)

Talent Tops Carnahan as Republicans Pick Up Senate Seat in Missouri (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 6, 2002; 10:30 AM)

Cornyn Tops Kirk in Texas Senate Contest (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 6, 2002; 2:30 PM)

Coleman Tops Mondale in Emotional Senate Race (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 6, 2002; 12:15 PM)

Dole Triumphs in Tough N.C. Senate Race (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 5, 2002; 11:00 PM)

Chambliss Defeats Cleland for Ga. Senate Seat (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 6, 2002)

Pryor Knocks Off Hutchinson (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 6, 2002)

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