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Regional split at root of auto vote

Bailout foes from states luring foreign makers

By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / December 10, 2008

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WASHINGTON - With Democratic congressional leaders and White House officials agreeing yesterday on $15 billion in emergency loans to US automakers, one of the most vociferous foes is Senator Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican who says the Big Three automakers "can't compete" and who has threatened a filibuster to stop the deal. (Full article: 1234 words)

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