POLITICO published a story Monday on how Montana Sen. Max Baucus, who as chair of the Senate Finance Committee has taken the lead in the push for health care reform, is worrying some of his more liberal colleagues. Carrie Budoff Brown writes:
The fate of health care reform this year rests in the hands of a stoic Montana senator with a reputation for confounding his party and a zeal for bipartisanship that many in his caucus don’t share.
To put it bluntly, Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus makes the liberal wing of the Democratic Party nervous — because they don’t know which Baucus will show up in the clutch.
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