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Kevin Murray
Donor money talks, often in a whisper
Donor money talks, often in a whisper

A massage for a lawmaker's wife. Circus tickets for his kids. Keys to a mountain cabin for the weekend. A donation to his favorite charity or one that flies him across the world on an "educational" trip. There are many ways to get a politician's attention. Plenty of corporations, unions and others with a stake in state government do it the time-honored way: They write checks to campaign accounts or wine and dine lawmakers. But voters have restricted how much can be spent on such things. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Political money: An article in Section A on Dec. 29, about ways in which special interest money is used, misidentified a nonprofit group that took...

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