Senate'08 Demsreluctant to back Mukasey

Schor, Elana
September 2007
Hill;9/21/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 109, p7
The article reports that Michael Mukasey failed to win the support of some Democrats in the U.S. He succeeded in winning the support of several Senate Democrats during his first week of courtesy visits on Capitol Hill but there are still some senators who are reluctant to give their support to him. Senator Barack Obama is one of those who is reluctant to support him because he believes that he still lacks the needed technical competence for the job.


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