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Associated Press

September 10, 2006

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Facebook social-networking Web site popular among college students is being utilized in Wisconsin political campaigns this year.

A “Students for Green-Across the State” page has about 11,150 members listed supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green, while a “Wisconsin Students for Doyle” group has about 425 listed supporting Democratic Governor Jim Doyle.

Tom Keeley is a UW-Milwaukee senior who heads that campus’ College Republicans group. He says he regularly uses Facebook to send out notices about meetings and to seek out like-minded students who might want to get involved.

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