Maine Senators Break With Republican Party on Stimulus | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Maine Senators Break With Republican Party on Stimulus

Carl Hulse The New York Times Tue- Feb 10, 2009

On one of the biggest bills ever to confront lawmakers, the two senators, surviving members of the vanishing breed of New England Republicans, are wielding outsize power. Along with Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the third Republican who broke from the pack and provided a crucial vote for initial passage on Tuesday, the two Mainers find themselves holding virtual veto control over the legislation as it enters crucial negotiations between the House and Senate.

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