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Louisiana Purchase

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11/22/2009 11:59:34 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
Mrs. Lincoln was the Democrat whose vote on opening the debate was most in doubt, though most expected that she would ultimately side with her Democratic colleagues.

Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who revealed her position shortly before Mrs. Lincoln did, was considered safely in the Democratic fold, particularly after $100 million in added Medicaid money for her state was included in the measure. Republicans have nicknamed that provision the Louisiana Purchase.
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