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Tired of watching bills pass the House and die in the Senate, Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., spoke with Senate leadership and received assurances before deciding to jeopardize his seniority in the House and run for the Senate.During an interview at the Monitor Thursday, Udall described some of the reasons he threw his hat in the ring. “First, I began to see a very sincere ‘draft Udall’ movement,” he said. “I’d go to soccer games and to the post office and people would say, ‘You’ve got to run.’”Udall expressed disappointment with the Senate being a “graveyard” for lots of good legislation, including the National Renewable Electricity Standard, which he sponsored. “I’d work hard on an important bill and it seemed to go over there (to the Senate) and die,” he said. “I believe one more senator could make a difference.”Wanting to replace retiring Republican Sen.
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