Politics & Government

December 11, 2008 7:26 PM

Auto bailout failure highlights a regional carmaking split

The Senate's rejection of a bailout for U.S. auto companies will heavily affect the South, which experienced an economic rebirth through a symbiotic relationship with foreign automakers and domestic auto suppliers. Yet it was opposition primarily from the South, led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, that doomed the bailout.

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