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Anti-affirmative action advocate renews ballot drive (access required)

After failing to qualify an initiative for the 2008 ballot, backers of a measure that aims to stop affirmative action in government hiring and contracting decisions are setting their sights on the 2010 election cycle.Former California Board of Regents member Ward Connerly spearheaded the 2008 attempt to qualify the Arizona Civil Rights Initiative for the ...

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