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Tough economy affects who runs, who wins

Campaign finance watchdogs rejoice: The cost of campaigning may be on its way down, thanks to the sputtering economy.

"The year 2009 is going to have a sobering effect on a lot of political careers," said Al Cardenas, former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. "I think the number of candidates will be cut in half months from now, as people find out they can't raise any money."

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