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Obama administration working on LeMieux to support arms treaty



Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reached out to Sen. George LeMiuex as part of the Obama administration's push to override Republican opposition to the New Start arms treaty with Russia.

LeMieux was previously targeted as "persuadable" by the administration but he has echoed GOP concerns about passing the treaty in the lame duck session. But other Republican lawmakers are slowly coming around. Today on the Senate floor, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee announced his support.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:23am]


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