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Biden lobbies GOP senators to support gun control legislation

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Niall Stanage and Amie Parnes
The Hill
April 1, 2013

Vice President Biden is calling his former colleagues on Capitol Hill on a near-daily basis as he mounts a full-court press to achieve new gun control measures.

Biden has already held private meetings with Republican senators including John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Johnny Isakson (Ga.), according to a senior administration official. The official added that Biden would also be spending considerable time on Capitol Hill in the weeks to come.

“There are always a lot of dark alleys on these issues, but he’s been trying to shake that all out,” the official said. “He’s making sure he’s hearing from everybody and knowing where the pressure points are.”

Gun control is the latest subject where Biden had been called upon to leverage his relationships in Congress for President Obama’s benefit.

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