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  Lieberman Will Back D.C. School Vouchers
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Last EditedCed  Sep 16, 2003 08:47am
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News DateTuesday, September 16, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description"Sen. Joe Lieberman said Friday he will vote in favor of a hotly contested plan to provide private school vouchers to low-income students in the nation's capital.

The Senate vote, which could come next week, may further erode his support among union members, who booed him during the AFL-CIO's presidential forum last month for backing vouchers.

"We're not surprised, although surely we're disappointed," said National Education Association spokeswoman Kathleen Lyons. "His vote on this is going to have an impact on his campaign."

The 2.7 million-member union has yet to endorse a Democratic candidate for president. Lyons said the group doesn't have a litmus test, but "this certainly would cause us a lot of concern. It's a very important issue for public education." "
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