The Democratic National Committee has agreed to cancel a television ad touting bipartisan support for health-care reform when former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole objected to being mentioned. Dole is quoted saying: "I want this to pass. ... We've got to do something," in the ad, which also quotes Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. "I just didn't think it was fair, when I've tried to be helpful in encouraging a bipartisan solution, for the DNC to run an ad that I interpreted and I know others did as a backhanded comment about Republicans," Dole said on Sunday. Dole complained to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who told the DNC to stop the ad from running. President Obama cited Dole's support for reform in his weekly address last week. "I still believe a compromise is there. No one I know is flatly against health-care reform," Dole said.
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