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The city council will certainly vote to approve the new downtown redevelopment plan, despite the objections of environmentalists. After all, most of the campaign contributions received by members of the city council come from real estate development firms, which stand to benefit from the plan.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most weaken the argument above?
(A) Several members of the city council receive sizable campaign contributions from environmental lobbying groups.
(B) Members of the city council are required to report the size and source of each campaign contribution they receive.
(C) Not every real estate development firm in the city will be able to participate in, and profit from, the new downtown redevelopment plan.
(D) The members of the city council have often voted in ways that are opposed to the interests of their campaign contributors.
(E) Some environmentalists have stated that the new downtown redevelopment plan might be environmentally sound if certain minor modifications are made
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OA is D, and I keep arriving at - B
Logic Behind my choice: OA says that most of the council members vote against the lobby groups supporting them, then in that case it is also possible that some council members may be supported by environment-friendly lobbies. In that case the number of council members voting against their supporters will nullify

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Re: 1000CR- Test D, Question Number 20 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2008, 12:53
I get D (although I got to see the answer when reading the question too;)).

The reason is this: The assumption is that the council members will vote according to their donor's best interests (an not benefitting the environment). B will not weaken the argument because that will not change who they vote for. It just shows that they get contributions for real estate developers. On the other hand, D shows that in the past they have acted in a way directly opposite the assumption that council members vote according to what helps their donors, so D.

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The city council will certainly vote to approve the new downtown redevelopment plan, despite the objections of environmentalists. After all, most of the campaign contributions received by members of the city council come from real estate development firms, which stand to benefit from the plan.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most weaken the argument above?
(A) Several members of the city council receive sizable campaign contributions from environmental lobbying groups.
(B) Members of the city council are required to report the size and source of each campaign contribution they receive.
(C) Not every real estate development firm in the city will be able to participate in, and profit from, the new downtown redevelopment plan.
(D) The members of the city council have often voted in ways that are opposed to the interests of their campaign contributors.
(E) Some environmentalists have stated that the new downtown redevelopment plan might be environmentally sound if certain minor modifications are made
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OA is D, and I keep arriving at - B
Logic Behind my choice: OA says that most of the council members vote against the lobby groups supporting them, then in that case it is also possible that some council members may be supported by environment-friendly lobbies. In that case the number of council members voting against their supporters will nullify

Can anyone plz lend a helping hand :lol:

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Re: 1000CR- Test D, Question Number 20 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2008, 14:37
Its is more clear now.. Answer should be 'D' and not 'B'..
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[quote="jallenmorris"]I get D (although I got to see the answer when reading the question too;)).

The reason is this: The assumption is that the council members will vote according to their donor's best interests (an not benefitting the environment). B will not weaken the argument because that will not change who they vote for. It just shows that they get contributions for real estate developers. On the other hand, D shows that in the past they have acted in a way directly opposite the assumption that council members vote according to what helps their donors, so D.
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Re: 1000CR- Test D, Question Number 20 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2008, 00:15
D.

The members of the city council have often voted in ways that are opposed to the interests of their campaign contributors. Thus refute all the concerns about the council voting for the interests of campaign contributors.
Re: 1000CR- Test D, Question Number 20   [#permalink] 25 May 2008, 00:15
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