Sprawl Emerges as Hot Issue in Swing Districts

A growing number of U.S. House and Senate candidates have adopted issues predominantly associated with local government as concernwith overdevelopment, diminishing open space, overcrowded schools, gridlock, and air and water quality increases.

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October 12, 2000, 12:00 PM PDT

By California 2000


A growing number of U.S. House and Senate candidates haveadopted issues predominantly associated with local government as concernwith overdevelopment, diminishing open space, overcrowded schools,gridlock, and air and water quality increases among constituencies. Byproposing federal solutions such as creating incentives for communitiesto protect farmland, build mass transit, or altering the tax code toencourage urban redevelopment, political candidates may gain suburban"swing" districts by establishing quality of life issues as a major partof their campaign.

Thanks to California 2000 Project

Sunday, September 24, 2000 in The Washington Post

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