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2005-11-07 21:02:46

RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - President George W. Bush took a detour to Virginia on his way back from Latin America on Monday to try to give Republican Jerry Kilgore an election-eve boost in his deadlocked race for governor. Despite his own political woes and declining popularity, Bush hoped to rally Republicans to vote on Tuesday in a contest that polls show is too close to call and in which turnout could be crucial for Kilgore and his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine. "We're...

2005-10-21 13:40:11

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent LEESBURG, Virginia (Reuters) - In a close Virginia governor's race marked by a bitter fight over the death penalty, the biggest name is not on the ballot -- popular incumbent and potential Democratic presidential contender Mark Warner. With Warner barred by state law from seeking a second term, Democratic Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine and Republican former state Attorney General Jerry Kilgore are battling to succeed him in a race that polls show is...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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