Stop Us Before We Vote Again

Stop Us Before We Vote Again

Last year all 55 Democratic Senators voted as one in a failed attempt to override President Bush's veto of the 1990 Civil Rights Act. So what's holding up Ted Kennedy from introducing a new version of the bill this year? The problem: a mini-rebellion by at least half a dozen first-term Senators who are up for re-election and terrified that Republican challengers will smear them for supporting "racial quotas." Chuck Robb of Virginia, chairman of the Democratic campaign committee, confirms that he is "working with several people for a bill that can get signed." Translation: the vulnerable legislators are agitating for...

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