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St. Pete Times: Democrats want immediate vote on port deal
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Mar 4, 3:21 PM EST

Democrats want immediate vote on port deal

By ERICA WERNER
Associated Press Writer


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats used their weekly radio address Saturday to scold the Bush administration over the Dubai ports management deal.

The address also gave a national stage to the party's candidate to replace former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., who was sentenced Friday to eight years and four months in prison for corruption.

Francine Busby, a school board member in a San Diego-area district, said Democrats want an immediate vote on the controversial ports deal, an increase in the screening of arriving cargo and more resources for the Coast Guard.

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"At our ports, like our borders, Americans expect and deserve a Congress committed to stopping people who are intent on breaking the law," she said.

... getting a good message out and introducing (and giving great press to) a new candidate.

Well, well... good strategy! Did anyone happen to catch the address?
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