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In Export-Import Bank fight Mike Rounds chooses banks over conservatism

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

Republican Mike Rounds was elected to the Senate by the people of South Dakota, but you could be forgiven for believing this week that he represents the banks. Rounds on Tuesday made it public that he would oppose the nomination of Scott Garrett, Donald Trump’s pick to run the Export-Import Bank. Lobbyists on K Street have opposed Garrett furiously because Garrett, a former congressman, is a conservative. Democrats unanimously oppose Garrett for the same reason.