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Posted March 03. 2014 3:07PM

Shaheen among Senators dodging comment on Obama effort to restore voting rights to felons

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Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin plans to introduce a bill that would automatically re-enfranchise felons upon their release from prison, a position backed by Attorney General Eric Holder. Several senators, including Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Mark Udall of Colorado, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, and Mark Begich of Alaska, avoided the question when The Hill asked them about their stance.