Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

President's Stop Won't Influence N.M. Dems.(Final)

Byline: Loie Fecteau Journal Politics Writer

SANTA FE The two Democratic members of New Mexico's congressional delegation don't expect to be swayed by President Bush's visit to New Mexico to pump up support for his tax cut and job growth package.

"It won't have any impact on me," Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said Friday in a telephone interview, referring to Bush's New Mexico trip. "I voted against a version of the president's package (Thursday) that was reported out of the Senate Finance Committee.

"It's not good economics, considering the size of our deficits, to be locking in substantially larger deficits, which would be the impact (of the tax cut)," Bingaman said. …

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