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Health reform’s ‘gang of 6′ reaps political cash
San Francisco Chronicle - Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer

 The bipartisan “gang of six” senators who helped craft the health care reform bill going before a key Senate committee Tuesday represent less than 3 percent of the U.S. population – but they hold a lot of power at a crucial policy-shaping moment in Congress. That’s why, analysts say, health care industry lobbyists have showered them with more campaign cash on average than other senators this year, in an attempt to influence the outcome.