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Conservative Dem Mark Pryor Signs On To DADT Repeal, Calls For Vote This Year


Though Pryor's public backing of repeal gives credibility to Sen. Joe Lieberman's (I-CT) past statements that repeal supporters have the 60 votes they need to force cloture on the defense spending bill with DADT repeal attached to it, the focus on how to move the bill remains on Republicans like Susan Collins (ME), who's said she'll vote for repealing DADT after a long period of debate and amendments on the defense bill.

That requirement, plus the looming scheduled recess date for the lame duck session, are still the major obstacles to a DADT repeal this year.