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But despite Mrs. Clinton’s ability to win over a number of Republicans in Congress, Mr. Daschle said, “I don’t think she’ll ever have the capacity to do so across the board around the country.”

“It’s harder, when you have the experience that Hillary and I have had over the past 20 years, to overcome the expectation that you’ve become a hard-core partisan,” said Mr. Daschle, who has endorsed her Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, for president.