State budget panel OKs harbor project in Robin Vos' home county. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/30/2013)
Excerpt: Committee members initially rejected spending for the project near the district of Vos, a Republican from Rochester. But soon after, three Republicans appointed to the committee by Vos changed their votes on a similar proposal after Vos' chief of staff took up the issue with lawmakers.
"Took up the issues."
An ellipsis would probably tell us more.
..... changed their votes on a similar proposal after Vos' chief of staff....................... .
Create your own scenario.