US Capitol Capsule: Political stew: dog tales, horse trading, a touch of spice
This article was originally published in Scrip
In an election year, it's not unusual for old news stories to be revived, with one needing only to point to the recycled anecdote about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Irish setter Seamus' 1983 journey from Massachusetts to Canada riding in a crate strapped atop the family vehicle – a hot topic during the former governor's bid to lead his party in the 2008 White House race, with the tale renewed by the Democrats for the current contest.
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