A spokesman for Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) confirms to me that Warner would vote for a health care bill with a public option. "It's not a make or break thing--he wants to see a health reform bill that contains costs, and if it includes a public option...he would vote for it."
The blog Blue Virginia first reported
Warner's position this afternoon, though Warner's office notes that his support for any legislation--public option or no--is contingent upon its ability to control costs.
Warner has been ambivalent about the public option in the recent past
, but this is the clearest indication yet that he'd support the measure.