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Both sides gearing up for fight over financial overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - Heavy campaigning has begun on both sides of the financial reform bill unveiled by Senator Chris Dodd.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans a $3 million blitz of members on the Senate Banking Committee.

The bill would let the government split up firms that threaten the economy.

The White House, on the other hand, is in no mood to compromise.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner fired the first salvo, saying "We're going to resist efforts to weaken it." In fact, he says, "We are going to look for ways for make it stronger."

Dodd hopes to have work on the bill begin after the Easter recess.

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