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March 18, 2015 9:54 am

White House Aggressively Working to Limit Democratic Defections on Iran Deal

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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) are co-sponsors of the Iran bill. Photo: Office of Sen. Robert Menendez.

Politico – The White House is moving aggressively to limit Democratic defections on Capitol Hill that could undermine its negotiations with Iran, dispatching senior officials and President Barack Obama himself to lobby senators against taking action before a nuclear deal with the rogue regime is reached.

Senior administration officials have asked Senate Democrats to notify the White House if they are considering signing onto a bill drafted by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) that would give Congress the ability to accept or reject any nuclear deal. The push, several Senate sources said, is to prevent a veto-proof majority from building by heading off any fresh Democratic support for the plan and persuade supporters to keep their powder dry until the conclusion of multilateral negotiations with Iran.

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