This might be the most useless sentence in NY Times history. IN a two page online article about the Senate atempts to pass the Prescription Drug Bill (or whatever it is called), we see this gem:
Eight of the nine Democrats running for president criticized the measure, calling it a threat to Medicare and a boon for special interests. “This is a continuation of this administration and this Republican Party selling out government to special interests,” Representative Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri said at a debate in Des Moines.
Nowhere in the article does it state which candidate was in favor of the bill. Bad writing.