UP: BILL CULPEPPER: The House rules chairman snags a seat on state Utilities Commission while the heat stays on ally, House Speaker Jim Black.
DOWN: RICHARD MORGAN: State GOP will target Morgan, a Moore County Republican and former House co-speaker, for defeat.
UP: TOM SHAHEEN: New state lottery director wiggles out of his New Mexico contract; he starts here Dec. 5. He's in line for a $50,000 bonus if the games begin by April 5.
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