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Green_Lantern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 12:50 PM
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Bayh says new Sen. Brown may be 'cure'
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Source: AP

Retiring Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana said Monday that electing more lawmakers like new Republican Sen. Scott Brown may be the "ultimate cure" for partisan gridlock in Washington.

Brown's upset victory over a Democrat who held a double-digit lead a week before Massachusetts' special Senate election last month signaled that voters wanted "more practical problem solving," Bayh said in an interview Monday on ABC-TV's "The View.

"Scott Brown is a good example of what I think the ultimate cure might be," Bayh said. "My read on what happened in Massachusetts is the vast majority of moderates and independents rose up and said enough already."


He reiterated that Monday, saying the Senate used to be a more polite place. He said senators should be more open to compromise and rely on filibusters less to block legislation.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BAYH_ON_BROWN...



Does he really think electing Brown means the filibuster will be used less?
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