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Thursday, September 09, 2004

George Shultz makes the news

and hooray for him.

From the The AP article by Paul Elias, AP Biotechnology Writer.

September 7, 2004, 9:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Former Secretary of State George Shultz on Tuesday became the most prominent Republican to endorse a $3 billion California ballot measure that would fund human embryonic stem cell research in the state.

"I don't think of it as an ideological or a political matter," Shultz said. "It's a matter of scientific research."

[more article follows]

U.S. Rep. Doug Ose, one of those moderate Californian Republicans you hear so much about, is retiring this year after three terms in the House of Representatives. He and Shultz are the only national Republican "names" to endorse Proposition 71, which will be voted on Nov. 2.

The State GOP, of course, opposes the measure.

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