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Sanders has mountains to climb

WASHINGTON — The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal for funds to be accepted on federal property. He advised the person to contact Sanders’ political operation, which might become a presidential campaign.

An electoral quandary

After a major corruption scandal among its state judges, Florida enforced new judicial ethics rules, including one prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign donations.