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Obama Seeks Dem Votes For $350 Billion Bailout

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AP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama has asked
Democratic senators not to stand in the way of an additional $350
billion in bailout funds, calling the money essential to helping
the troubled economy.

Obama made his pitch in a meeting in the Capitol, where he
attended the Democratic senators' closed-door luncheon.

Lawmakers who emerged from the session said the president-elect
pledged to correct what they believe were shortcomings in the way
the Bush administration handled the first $350 billion. They added
he would veto any attempt to block his own administration's use of
the funds.
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