Extra Fizz: Sen. Murray Loses F-22 Fight in Senate

By Josh Feit July 21, 2009

We've reported before on Sen. Patty Murray's fight to preserve  funding for the F-22. (Boeing, a subcontractor on the plane, is Murray's top contributor between 2005-2009 at $56,500.)

Today, thanks to a veto threat by President Obama , she lost in a 58-40 Senate vote which struck the F-22 funding.

Sen. Maria Cantwell joined Murray in voting Nay on Sen. Carl Levin's (D-MI)  amendment to strip the $1.75 billion project out of the air force procurement budget.

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