Obama Wining, Dining Collins for Socialized Health Vote
Collins came away from the dinner...noncommittal. Plus she paid for her own meal. Read More...
Obama working hard to woo Republican votes
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg - New York Times News Service
WASHINGTON — Swanky wine bar/jazz pianist, the 701 Restaurant is [a] downtown spots where lobbyists woo clients... But it was...Obama's quest for a health care overhaul that brought White House budget director, Peter R. Orszag, and Sen. Collins together for dinner.
An increasingly aggressive campaign to line up votes for a health care bill, which faces a crucial vote in the Senate Finance Committee this week.
[Collins] came away from the dinner...noncommittal.