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Graham to candidates: Play nice

Fed up with Washington gridlock, former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham joined more than a dozen prominent Democrats and Republicans gathered today at the University of Oklahoma to condemn "excessive and divisive partisanship."

Graham, a Democrat who ran for president in 2000, said the current field should propose bi-partisan approaches to solving problems and vow to include members of the opposition party in their Cabinet.

"I believe the American people are already responding to the candidates who are the most vocal in calling for change,'' Graham said, referring to Iowa victories last week by Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee.

More on the meeting attended by potential independent candidate Michael Bloomberg is here.