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  •  all good points (0+ / 0-)

    I would think, though, that cosponsors won't attach themselves to bills that are against their interests, so it says something about the nature of the bills and/or the like/dislike/collegiality of the sponsor.  

    Also, I don't know how fair it would be to Obama to go back to the start of his senate career--he needed some time to get his feet wet.

    but, all good points, nonetheless.  More insight requires more work.

    Evolution: Fact everywhere else, but only a theory in the Republican gene pool. (-8.00/-7.23)

    by slynch on Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 11:01:24 PM PST

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    •  a younger senator will frequently co-sponsor (0+ / 0-)

      a bill with someone with more seniority because he knows that's the way the process works. The co-sponsored bill could even be the younger senator's idea but he chooses to seek out a more senior colleague to serve as the lead sponsor in order to ensure that the bill gets on the committee agenda . .

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