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    11. JANE HARMAN: Harman listens to a constituent after a campaign speech in Oakland, Calif., on March 25, 1998. Her campaign was self-financed to the tune of $17 million. She lost in the Democratic primary to Gray Davis, who went on to become governor. Ms. Harman is now a member of Congress, representing California's 36th Congressional District. (All dollar figures in this photo gallery are from the National Institute on Money in State Politics, http://www.followthemoney.org., unless otherwise specified.)

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  • Cover Story Does America need a CEO in the Oval Office?

    Mitt Romney has been both vaunted and vilified for his business background. Here's how running a corporation really compares to running a country. 

  • Rep. Jane Harman resigns, thinning ranks of Democrats' Blue Dogs

    Rep. Jane Harman resigns, thinning ranks of Democrats' Blue Dogs

    The Blue Dogs, conservative-leaning Democrats, were hit hard in Election 2010. The resignation of Rep. Jane Harman now deprives them of an influential member.

  • Gallery Governors' races: Who paid most?

    11. JANE HARMAN: Harman listens to a constituent after a campaign speech in Oakland, Calif., on March 25, 1998. Her campaign was self-financed to the tune of $17 million. She lost in the Democratic primary to Gray Davis, who went on to become governor. Ms. Harman is now a member of Congress, representing California's 36th Congressional District. (All dollar figures in this photo gallery are from the National Institute on Money in State Politics, http://www.followthemoney.org., unless otherwise specified.)

  • California governor's race: All about the money?

    California governor's race: All about the money?

    Personal wealth is both an asset and drawback for GOP candidates in the California governor's race. Republican billionaire Meg Whitman has put another $20 million into her campaign.