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Across the Aisle V: Bi-partisan teamwork

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When Democrat Ted Kennedy compromised with Republican Saxby Chambliss on immigration, both found themselves under siege.

“‘The left wing of my party is beating me up something awful,’” Chambliss remembers Kennedy saying. “He kind of laughed and said, ‘I’m up for re-election this year – you may have to come to Massachusetts and campaign for me.’ We got a chuckle out of that.”

“About a week later, my right-wing folks started giving me the devil. Don’t worry, I don’t need you to come to Georgia and campaign for me,” Chambliss joked.

“We were successful getting some good things done.”

– Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies

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