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Election 2000

posted by admin — Jan 16, 2001

The election in the U.S. Senate was a plus for the federal cultural agencies, as three vocal opponents were defeated. They include Spencer Abraham (R-MI) who was defeated by Debbie Stabenow; John Ashcroft (R-MO), who was defeated by Jean Carnahan; and Rod Grams (R-MN), who was defeated by Mark Dayton. Other new senators likely to be favorable to the arts and humanities include: Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Hillary Clinton (D-NY), and Ben Nelson (D-NE).