1/5/2007

The traditional "candy desk" of the U.S. Senate, which was the office of former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.,offered such home-state treats as Hershey's Kisses and Just Born's Hot Tamales. Now that the desk has changed hands to Sen. Craig Thomas, R-Wy., local manufacturers and candy industry groups are struggling to find a way to keep the Senate flush with sweets and still stay within the ethical gift-giving rules.

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