Ohio Sen. Voinovich bucks the GOP

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Ohio Sen. Voinovich bucks the GOP

WKSU – George Voinovich got a shout out Friday from a place Republicans rarely hear kind words from these days – The White House. During his press conference Friday, President Obama applauded the retiring Ohio senator’s decision to vote for legislation that includes $12 billion in tax incentives for small businesses and a $30 billion investment in independent community banks to encourage lending to small businesses.

Voinovich told the Washington Post that time is running out and the "country is really hurting," and that he’ll no longer support Republican delays in voting on the measure. That would make Voinovich the crucial 60th vote for the package – enough to break the threat of a Republican filibuster.

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