Bart Stupak claims that he has 10 or 12 votes to block the Senate bill because it doesn’t go far enough on abortion. Needless to say, I think that Stupak’s office is dying to hear from any of you who live in his district.
But maybe we can find out who these 10 or 12 Democrats are, or whether they exist at all. If your representative seems like someone who might support HCR and might kill it over abortion, call him or her and find out where they stand. Email me (Tim F, not John Cole) about what you’re hearing back from them. The important questions are (1) is he or she inclined to support the Senate HCR bill, and (2) whether the Nelson language really be enough to kill his or her vote.
A little later today I will announce a slightly more organized plan that reader mcc and I are working out to track who stands where on this.