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1. TODD YOUNG ON HIS BIPARTISAN PITCH: Sen. Todd Young of Indiana led the Senate GOP’s campaign arm. He’s also one of the few Republicans to score an invite to the Biden White House. And he’s currently working with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on legislation to counter China. 

Insider’s latest in-depth profile looks at Young, the most important senator you’ve never heard of.  

ICYMI: We also recently profiled Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Be sure to listen to the pep talk voicemails Secretary Pete leaves for staffers.

Here’s a peek at some of the highlights:

A former aide to the legendary Sen. Dick Lugar, Young sees himself as “unapologetically pragmatic.” He also wants to reshape the GOP: “A temperamental, dispositional conservative — whatever language you might choose — who believes that our party clearly needs to adapt to the times …”

Just for kicks: Young, who played soccer at the Naval Academy, returned to pitch at his Indiana high school with Insider’s Adam Wren. Take a look at the results.

A different kind of locker room talk: Young says the exclusive senators-only locker room is where he and Schumer cooked up their China proposal. (After Schumer’s 7 a.m. workout on the stationary bike.)

Working with Democratic colleagues is “the only …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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