Undeterred by setbacks in state and federal court, opponents of automated teller machine surcharging are taking their increasingly political fight to several new fronts.

Their campaigns so far - some at the state level, some local, and others barely at the petition stage -have yet to produce a ban that withstood court challenge. Even so, they show the impact that high-profile campaigns in San Francisco and Santa Monica, Calif., have had in rousing not just consumer activists, but politicians hoping to use the fees as an election issue.

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