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   Rep. Van Hollen: Wall Street vote shows rift between Tea Party, Republicans
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Last EditedJason  May 22, 2010 06:07pm
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News DateSunday, May 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe chief campaign strategist for House Democrats thinks the GOP made a strategic error in voting against Wall Street reform.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) made the case that Republicans' widespread opposition to the legislation that passed through both chambers of Congress could damage their chances of capturing the Tea Party movement's full support in the fall midterm elections.

"They are understandably very suspicious of Washington Republicans because Washington Republicans would love to use them but then not adopt any of their policies and I think the Wall Street reform bill is case and point," Van Hollen said in an appearance on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" program.

The Senate approved its Wall Street reform bill on Thursday, with support from only four Republicans. Two Democrats also voted agains the bill, but they argued it did not go far enough in curbing actions by big financial institutions.
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