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Red State Dems Pressure Pelosi on Bush Tax Cuts

By on 9.13.10 | 11:08AM

The Politico has optained a draft letter in which a number of House Democrats from conservative-leaning districts seek to pressure Speaker Pelosi into supporting an extension of all of the Bush tax cuts. According to the article, "Reps. Jim Matheson (Utah), Glenn Nye (Virginia), Melissa Bean (Ill.) and Gary Peters (Mich.) drafted the letter and are working to gather support, mostly from the moderate Blue Dog and New Democrat coalitions..."

The letter is indicative of a broader effort by endangered Democrats to distance themselves from party leadership in the run-up to the November elections.

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