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Election 2002: Sogginess vs. crunch

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
PATRICK REDDY

Election 2002: Gov races preview 2004

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Analysis: Election 2002 too close to call

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The 2002 "midterm" elections have twice been overshadowed by foreign policy: first by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and then in recent weeks by the sometimes-ra
PATRICK REDDY

Bush praises House, readies campaign blitz

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Following House approval of an Iraq resolution, President George W. Bush was getting set Thursday for a pre-election blitz to support GOP candidates around the nation. The White House said Bush would spend only two days next week in the White House and th
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI White House Correspondent

UPI Political Roundup

Montana Senate candidate quits ... third-party candidates join Mass. governor's debate ... Simon mud-slinging misfires in Calif. -- a daily digest of political and election news from United Press International ...
AL SWANSON, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 30, 2002

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 22, 2002

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Dingell hangs on in Michigan

Rep. John Dingell, who stressed his longevity in Congress, Tuesday held a lead over Lynn Rivers in the race for the Democratic nomination in Michigan's 15th Con
MARCELLA S. KREITER, UPI Regional Editor

Dingell race tops Tuesday's contests

Tuesday's Democratic primary is a bit different this time around for veteran Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. Not only has his working-class congressional district been redrawn to include the ivory towers of the University of Michigan, the new map put him into
MARCELLA S. KREITER, UPI Regional Editor

UPI's Capital Comment for July 3, 2002

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Think Tanks Wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The UPI Think Tank Wrap-Up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events, and position statements released by various think t
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Jennifer Granholm
Michigian Gov. Jennifer Granholm has made good on the friendly World Series wager made with Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, in Lansing, Michigan on November 10, 2006. Since the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers in the 2006 World Series, Gov. Granholm was forced to wear an Albert Pujols jersey, enjoy a Missouri branded Angus steak and a bottle of Missouri wine while reading from Cards manager Tony LaRussa's book, "Three Nights in August." Granholm did all this while being interviewed on a St. Louis radio station. (UPI Photo/Handout)
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Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian-born American politician, former Attorney General of Michigan, and was the 47th Governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. A member of the Democratic Party, Granholm became Michigan's first female governor on January 1, 2003, when she succeeded Governor John Engler. Granholm was re-elected on November 7, 2006, and was sworn in for her second and, due to term limits, final term on January 1, 2007. She has been mentioned as a potential Supreme Court justice for President Barack Obama. She was a member of the transition team for the presidency of President Obama before he assumed office on January 20, 2009.

Granholm was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Shirley Alfreda Dowden and Victor Ivar Granholm. Granholm's paternal grandfather, who immigrated to Canada in the 1930s, came from Robertsfors, Sweden, where his father was mayor. The Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Energy, Maud Olofsson, lives in Robertsfors, and when the two met in Sweden, it was revealed that Olofsson's husband is a relative of Granholm's.

Granholm's grandmother was an emigrant from Norway. Granholm's family moved to California when she was four. She grew up in Anaheim, San Jose and San Carlos. Granholm graduated from San Carlos High School in 1977. She won the Miss San Carlos beauty pageant. As a young adult she attempted to launch a Hollywood acting career but was unsuccessful and she abandoned her efforts at the age of 21. She held jobs as a tour guide at Universal Studios, within customer service for the Los Angeles Times and was the first female tour guide at Marine World Africa USA in Redwood City, piloting boats with 25 tourists aboard. In 1980, she became a United States citizen and worked for John Anderson's independent run for President of the United States, and enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated from UC-Berkeley in 1984 Phi Beta Kappa with two BA degrees, one in political science, the other in French. Granholm then earned a Juris Doctor degree at Harvard Law School, also with honors. She clerked for U.S. Judge Damon Keith on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In 1986 she married Daniel Mulhern, a Michigan native, and took his surname as her middle name. They have three children: Kathryn, Cecelia, and Jack. In 1990 she became an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. In 1994, she was appointed Wayne County Corporation Counsel.

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