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Posted by on Aug 1, 2009 in Health, Politics, Society | 2 comments

Ben Nelson Threatens “Outside Special Interest Groups”

Considering how beholden Sen. Ben Nelson is to health insurance industry interests in his home state, he’s awfully touchy about criticism from liberal advocacy groups:

A couple of weeks ago, Sen. Ben Nelson (D) of Nebraska and a handful of centrist and center-right allies insisted that the Senate not vote on health care reform before the chamber’s August recess. Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) took out an ad in Nebraska criticizing Nelson’s move.

Yesterday, the senator’s office suggested the criticism might lead Nelson to help kill health care reform altogether.