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May 3, 2007 3:00 AM

Freshman senator's stand raises hackles of party leaders, 5/3/07

Like many of the Senates Democratic freshmen, Missouris Claire McCaskill campaigned last year against earmark spending projects. A unanimous Senate tightened rules on earmarks earlier this year to signal that it got the message. McCaskill, however, didnt stop there. She was the only Democrat to co-sponsor a recent Republican effort to set new disclosure rules on earmarks, and some of her Democratic colleagues are grumbling about that.

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