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Advice for Republicans from a Democratic congressman who faced a tough vote

May 3, 2017 - The Washington Post

In early 2009, Democratic leaders offered to give Zack Space a pass on a bill to limit carbon emissions because coal was such an economic engine in his eastern Ohio district. "If you need to vote 'no' on this, I understand," Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), then-chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, told Space.

But the second-term Democrat sat through hearings that spring as senior Democrats worked with industry, winning the endorsement of several large utility and power companies f

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