With Ben Nelson now in the “yes” column, there are now two known Democratic hold outs on tomorrow’s health care vote: Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR).
Landrieu told reporters today that she’ll likely make an announcement tomorrow morning. Lincoln, on the other hand, has been unreachable, and it’s unclear if, or when, she’ll announce her intent publicly before the vote, which will come at 8 p.m. tomorrow night.
It’s probably a safe guess that, if at the end of the day, there’s something standing between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and 60 votes on the motion to debate to his bill, he won’t hold the vote. As unlikely as that is, here are the potential hangups.
Those are the updates we’ll be bringing you tomorrow, along, of course, with the breakdown of the vote itself. If the clerk calls the role, the outcome won’t be in doubt–but we may not know until quite late.