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Roberts vote holds risks for Democrats

Strategists weigh political message, fallout for '08 race

By Nina J. Easton and Rick Klein
Globe Staff / September 19, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- The decision on whether to support Judge John G. Roberts Jr.'s nomination to the Supreme Court could be a defining moment for the Democratic Party, as strategists have begun weighing the political risks either of alienating the party's liberal base by supporting a conservative nominee, or of leaving the party open to attack for opposing a nominee solely ... (Full article: 1132 words)

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