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If Congress is banning earmarks, why should voters re-elect Bill Young?

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Anyone else get the feeling that the race for Florida Congressional District 10 just got a whole lot more interesting now that House Democratic leaders on Wednesday banned budget earmarks to private industry, ending a practice that has steered billions of dollars in no-bid contracts to companies and set off corruption scandals. (Not to be outdone, Congressioanl Republicans in a quick round of political one-upmanship, tried to outmaneuver Democrats by calling for a ban on earmarks across the board, not…

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