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Minnesota Public Radio - July 29, 2011

After a day of arm-twisting, House Speaker John Boehner could not rustle up enough votes to pass his debt ceiling plan. Even if there was enough support to adopt the bill, it likely would have failed in the Senate, and lawmakers wouldn't have been much closer to meeting the Aug. 2 deadline.

Rep. Chip Cravaack was among Republicans who was on the fence about the bill. Rep. Michele Bachmann also said she'd vote against the plan.

A coalition of unions and left-leaning interest groups, including Americans United for Change and the Service Employees International Union, is running this ad in the 8th district criticizing Cravaack for holding out on the debt ceiling vote.

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