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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

On the Campaign Trail with Ed Tibbetts: Grassley figured party line vote

Excerpted from this post at On the Campaign Trail with Ed Tibbetts

As expected, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley voted against the health care
reform bill that went before the Senate Finance Committee today.
Grassley's reasons are stated elsewhere on our web site. But I found
this little tidbit interesting. Before the vote, Grassley, the ranking
Republican on the committee, told reporters on a conference call,
"It'll pass on a -- probably a party-line vote of 13-10." Of course,
it mostly was. But apparently, Grassley figured Sen. Olympia Snowe,
R-Maine, would vote with the rest of the GOP, too. She didn't, which
of course has Democrats hoping she does the same thing on the floor.

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