Liberal Lobby Targets Republican Senators on Stimulus Bill

The Financial Times notes that "with precisely zero votes from Republican lawmakers for his $819 billion stimulus package, Barack Obama’s bipartisan aspirations may already be in tatters ... but White House officials are pinning great hopes on peeling off moderate Republicans in the Senate when it votes on the package next week." A coalition including MoveOn, Americans United for Change, and the unions SEIU and AFSCME have launched a TV ad campaign to pressure Republican senators to vote with Obama, targeting Senators Susan M. Collins, Olympia J. Snowe, Judd Gregg, Chuck Grassley and Lisa Murkowski.