Tim Johnson Votes Against Bipartisan Stem Cell Research Bill
Yet, today Johnson voted against the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, a medical research bill championed by pro-life Republican Mike Castle that passed with 50 Republican votes, and doubtless would have received even more Republican support but for the aggressive opposition of Tom DeLay. This bill reflects a broad public consensus that, whatever people's views about abortion, stem cell research is important medical research that should be supported by the federal government.
Commenters on this site have questioned whether the massive amounts of money Johnson takes from DeLay matter. I suspect that this vote is evidence that it does matter. Or maybe it just reflects Johnson's extremism.