Wind credit with bipartisan backing gets lost in election-year fray

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The ongoing campaign to extend a tax break vital to the wind industry is experiencing something of an identity crisis.

On the one hand, the credit has broad bipartisan support and efforts to extend it have been championed even by some freshman Republican lawmakers swept into office on the tea party-backed wave two years ago. On the other, congressional Democrats and the Obama administration are increasingly pointing to inaction on the credit to attack their political rivals and draw contrasts aimed at highlighting GOP support for the oil industry.

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