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Why Warner Missed a Chance to Chill with Springsteen

Sen. Mark Warner really cannot stop talking about the fiscal cliff. 

Instead of hanging out with Bruce Springsteen at an Obama campaign event, the Virginia Democrat went to New York to talk about the fiscal crisis, McClatchy reports

Here's the skinny: 

Warner gave up a chance to hang out with rocker Bruce Springsteen at a campaign rally for President Obama this afternoon to speak at the annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in New York. He was joined by Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Georgia, the other founder of the Gang of Six (now Gang of Eight), which is working to find a bipartisan solution to the nation's fiscal problems.

Warner tells us he was disappointed (he was not only asked to introduce The Boss, but spend the afternoon with him) but that he couldn't skip the speech.

The topic?

"A rare opportunity to gain insight into Congress' last effort to avert a drop off the Fiscal Cliff and the future competitiveness of America."

Warner and the Gang of Eight continue to discuss the crisis publicly, but few insiders think whatever the group produces will get through Congress and be signed by the president. 

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