January 5, 2013 12:00 AM

Vern Buchanan picks people over ideology in fiscal cliff vote

This week Congressman Vern Buchanan staked out a position that could earn the ire of tea party loyalists and other hard-line conservatives. The Manatee-Sarasota representative voted in favor of the bipartisan "fiscal cliff" deal which only raised taxes on the wealthiest of Americans, retaining the Bush-era tax cuts on 99.3 percent of taxpayers.

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