Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

Keeping a close eye on developments in the 2008 U.S. Senate races

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Do GOP Senators Oppose Unions More Than Terrorism?

  • Bush has threatened to veto a bill being debated in the Senate, which would "implement many of the stalled recommendations of the bipartisan commission created after the September 11 attacks," because it would allow 45,000 airport workers to unionize. (HT: DK)

    OK, Bush puts preventing unions before national security, fine. That's to be expected. Hideous, but expected.

    But, as the aforelinked article mentions: "Thirty-six Republican senators sent a letter to Bush on Tuesday saying they would provide the needed votes to sustain a veto in the 100-member Senate."

    36 GOP Senators are joining Bush in sacrificing national security just to spite labor. And who are these Senators (bold = up in 2008; italics = up in 2010)?

    Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Wayne Allard (R-CO), Robert F. Bennett (R-UT), Christopher S. Bond (R-MO), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Jim Bunning (R-KY), Richard Burr (R-NC), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Bob Corker (R-TN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Larry E. Craig (R-ID), Jim DeMint (R-SC), Pete V. Domenici (R-NM), John Ensign (R-NV), Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), James M. Inhofe (R-OK), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Trent Lott (R-MS), Mel Martinez (R-FL), John McCain (R-AZ), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Richard C. Shelby (R-AL), Craig Thomas (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD), David Vitter (R-LA), John Warner (R-VA)



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