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Posted 03 Jun 2001   For week ended June 1, 2001
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LDS Senator Persuaded Jeffords to Switch
When Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords told Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott he was leaving the Republican party to become an independent and support the Democrats, he caused a political earthquake that rearranged the political landscape in the US. While a number of factors led to his decision, the careful, consistent persuasion of Nevada Senator Harry Reid, an LDS Church member and the Senate's Democratic whip, was critical, leading one aid to call him "The Jim Whisperer." But this wasn't Reid's first connection with a lawmaker who switched parties.

Mormon-Influenced Wendover, UT Dying Next to Nevada Counterpart
The great divide that exists between the twin towns of Wendover is invisible except for a thin strip of paint that crosses Wendover Boulevard separating Utah and Nevada. The differences are obvious, on the Utah side, dilapidated mobile homes compete against twin shimmering sentinels, the Nevada State Line and Silver Smith casinos. Utah's conservative Mormon influence stands in contrast with Nevada's affinity for the wild side.

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