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Mike Lee

Campaigning on the Senate floor not going away anytime soon

WASHINGTON If the Senate's old guard has its way, the campaigning from the Senate floor would end. But don't bet on it. "We must ensure that the pernicious trend of turning the Senate floor into a forum for advancing personal ambitions, for promoting political campaigns, or for enhancing fundraising activities comes to a stop," Sen. Orrin G. Hatch said Sunday. "There are enough other platforms for those seeking to accomplish those objectives; the Senate floor need not be one." As president pro-tem, the Utah Republican has a traditional role in preserving the comity of the chamber and its dignified operation. But with a handful of senators running for...

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