Having been scrapped from Congress's legislative agenda in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a vote to permanently repeal the estate tax could be held in the Senate this week.

Pro-repeal organizations have been running a deluge of political ads since Memorial Day, targeting swing voters including Sens. Mary Landrieu, D-La.; Max Baucus, D-Mont.; Olympia Snowe, R-Maine; and Susan Collins, R-Maine.

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