The wicked thing may be giving its last breath (I hope). We needed five votes to switch and oppose cloture. By my count we may have them. I called a series on Senators listed on Laura Ingraham’s website. I asked each one I could reach (got a lot of busy signals and left a bunch of messages on voice mail) how if the Senator had taken a position on cloture (and either thanked them or asked that they vote no). Here are those who’s offices have stated they are voting NO on cloture:
That’s five. This is looking good. KEEP CALLING. Also keep tabs on HotAir, I’m sure they will be keeping up minute-by-minute with developments regarding this bill.
UPDATE: Cloture failed. Stick a fork in it. I’ll get the vote totals and roll call as soon as possible.
Vote tally: 53 Nay, 46 Yea. Click here for the vote record.