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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Saturday, October 23, 2004

    Name recognition 

    Every year, it seems, we have more famous names on the ballot -- and not just famous in the way John Kerry and George W. Bush have become.

    We've had Ronald Reagan, Sonny Bono and that guy who played Gopher on "The Love Boat." More recently, of course, we've had a Governator in California.

    This year on the ticket, we have Clooney and Paterno, both running for the U.S. House.

    Clooney is Nick Clooney, father of actor George Clooney and brother of the late actress/singer Rosemary Clooney. He's a Democrat, running for an open seat in Kentucky's 4th District, a tight race in the state's northern suburbs near Cincinnati.

    Paterno is Scott Paterno, the son of Penn State's legendary football coach, Joe Paterno's son. He is a Republican, challenging six-term incumbent Tim Holden in Pennsylvania's 17th District.


    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 3:35 PM



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