On Cloture Vote. . .White House Just Lost Voinovich on Cloture Vote!


We just gained George Voinovich, who favored cloture last time.
We also kept Senator Joseph Lieberman whom the White House was furiously courting.
The White House is losing more ground than expected.
But it does seem that Senator Mark Pryor did stay with the White House despite his many signals that he would defect if the White House failed to yield to the reasonable requests put forward by the Dems.
Arlen Specter voted for cloture, which is an unknown from last time.
Senator Feinstein remained opposed to cloture. She, along with Senator Lieberman, was among those the White House hoped to sway — but failed.
— Steve Clemons