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Issue: "View from the Axis," March 9, 2002

But Mr. Kitzhaber stunned the party in November by bowing out of the race, citing his desire to spend more time with his 3-year-old son. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, who chairs the Democrats' campaign efforts, tried to intervene by arranging interviews with other Senate parents, but Mr. Kitzhaber wouldn't budge, and the party turned instead to Bill Bradbury, the little-known secretary of state only midway through his first term of office.

Though the picture on the House side is a little more muddled-with 435 seats to contest, some candidates won't be known until mid-summer-the Senate races are now largely settled.

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