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AuthorTom Fitzpatrick
MediaMagazine - Phoenix New Times
News DateThursday, November 3, 1994 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionI rang the doorbell at Senator Alston's house in the 4100 block of West Cheery Lynn Road the other day, and was greeted by the tumultuous sounds of three dogs, two of them quite small but all yapping away at a great rate.

Promptly, the door was opened by one of Senator Alston's campaign workers. She quickly shushed the trio of canine warriors into another room. The dogs were identified to me as Kitty Dukakis, a Tibetan terrier; Willie Clinton, a mutt of indeterminate origin; and a portly chow, known simply as Andrew. Senator Alston's elderly cat, Walter Mondale, did not make it to the door with the greeting party. As you might have suspected from the names of Senator Alston's pets, she is a Democrat.

Senator Lela Alston, 52, has been in the Arizona Senate for 18 years, but is leaving the legislature to seek election to the job of state superintendent of public instruction. She is running her campaign out of the home in which she has lived since 1961.

"Lela's on the phone doing an interview with a Safford radio station," the campaign worker said. "But she says it's all right for you to go right on into her office and listen."
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