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Montana senator takes center stage on healthcare

Boston Globe, March 10, 2009
At a time many see as the best opportunity in 15 years for a comprehensive healthcare overhaul, Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has stepped into an unexpected leadership void. The careful Montanan, known for irritating the left wing of his party by compromising with the GOP on a range of matters, including the 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill, has suddenly become a leading force behind healthcare legislation.