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Michigan Democrats Want GOP Governor to Lobby for Flint Aid

Schumer, Stabenow and Peters look at poster showing dirty water in Flint during the Senate Democrats' news conference on the lead contaminated drinking water. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Michigan's Democratic senators, who are seeking $600 million in federal dollars to replace Flint's toxic water pipes and support families affected by lead exposure, are hoping the state's GOP governor will lobby his Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill to help foot the bill.  

With Republican support uncertain for a measure assisting Flint, Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Thursday urged Gov. Rick Snyder to use his political connections.