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We hear Washington Senate candidate Mike McGavick (R) is a big supporter of President Bush’s plan to phase out Social Security. If you know more, drop us a line.

Hmmm. Apparently New Jersey Senate candidate Tom Kean, Jr. (R) is a big phase-out supporter too.

On Kean’s website he says: “Tom is committed to keeping the promise of Social Security for current recipients and those nearing retirement. At the same time, changes will be required to keep the program solvent for future generations. This problem can only be solved through bipartisan cooperation. In the U.S. Senate, Tom will work with Republicans and Democrats to find bipartisan solutions to the long-term challenges facing Social Security, so that this important program can continue to provide retirement security for Americans far into the future.”

But last year in the New Jersey state senate he apparently twice voted against a bill calling on President Bush to abandon his plan to phase out Social Security and replace it with private accounts.