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Senate Republicans thwart campaign spending bill

Obama priority is defeated in party-line vote

‘To push something like this, when people are hurting . . . strictly to gain a tactical advantage is wrong,’ he said. ‘To push something like this, when people are hurting . . . strictly to gain a tactical advantage is wrong,’ he said.
By Mark Arsenault
Globe Staff / July 28, 2010

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Senate Republicans defeated legislation yesterday to require more disclosure in campaign spending, ending Democrats’ quest for stronger rules after a Supreme Court ruling this year allowed corporations and unions to spend unlimited sums to influence elections. (Full article: 773 words)

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