WASHINGTON - Republican Steve Bartlett, president of the Financial Services Roundtable, says he will not let partisan pride prevent him from getting the industry's priorities enacted next year.

Indeed, Mr. Bartlett - a GOP fund-raiser, friend of Texas Gov. George W. Bush, and a former Texas congressman and Dallas mayor - has already begun courting a coalition of pro-business lawmakers on the other side of the aisle in anticipation of political gridlock as Republicans try to operate with razor-thin majorities in the next Congress.

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