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Slate's Explainer: Carpetbagging and Running for Office

Conservative commentator and failed presidential candidate Alan Keyes has accepted the Illinois Republican Party's nomination to run for the U.S. Senate against popular Democrat Barack Obama, even though Keyes lives in Maryland. Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains how any politically motivated citizen can run for the U.S. Senate in any state.

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Andy Bowers
Andy Bowers oversees Slate's collaboration with NPR?s daytime news magazine, Day to Day. He helps produce the work of Slate's writers for radio, and can also be heard on the program.