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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:20 PM

14 current R senators voted in Y2K FOR disclosure loophole-closing,

14 current R senators voted in Y2K FOR disclosure loophole-closing, but filibustered today's cloture vote on Sheldon Whitehouse's 2012 Disclose Act. (see http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/112/senate/2/179 ).

The 14 who abandoned their Y2K support for disclosure this evening are:

Thad Cochran (MS),
Susan Collins (ME),
Michael Crapo (ID),

Mike Enzi (WV),
Chuck Grassley (IA),
Orrin Hatch (UT),

Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX),
Jon Kyl (AZ),
Richard Lugar (IN),

John McCain (AZ),
Pat Roberts (KS),
Jeff Sessions (AL),

Richard Shelby (AL) and
Olympia Snowe (ME).

This evening's cloture vote fell short by seven after you factor in Harry Reid's procedural vote with the 43 Republican filibusterers and Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) failure to vote.

IMO the eight most likely Republicans who might be shamed into breaking the filibuster are

Scott Brown (MA),
Susan Collins (ME),
Chuck Grassley (IA),

Mark Kirk (IL),
Lisa Murkowski (AK),
Richard Lugar (IN),

John McCain (AZ), and
Olympia Snowe (ME).

Also IMO, repetitions of votes on this bill are GREAT politics for Democrats and especially for November opponents of people like Scott Brown.

Harry Reid is going to call a SECOND vote at 1 am. just hours after the first cloture vote failed.

WHAT'S YOUR OPINION? Do you think that if Harry Reid engineers many repetitions of votes on the Disclow Act it ever would pass before November?

From http://www.democracy21.org/index.asp :

In 2000, loopholes in the disclosure requirements for 527 groups similar to the loopholes today for 501(c) nonprofit groups led Congress to act quickly to restore effective campaign finance disclosure requirements.

"The disclosure legislation was enacted by Congress in 2000 with overwhelming bipartisan support.

The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 92 to 6, with 48 Republican Senators voting for the loophole-closing disclosure legislation and only six Republican Senators opposing the bill. Needless to say Senator McConnell was one of the six Senators voting no.

Fourteen current Republican senators voted for the loophole-closing disclosure legislation in 2000. They include: Senators Thad Cochran (MS), Susan Collins (ME), Michael Crapo (ID), Mike Enzi (WV), Chuck Grassley (IA), Orrin Hatch (UT), Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX), Jon Kyl (AZ), Richard Lugar (IN), John McCain (AZ), Pat Roberts (KS), Jeff Sessions (AL), Richard Shelby (AL) and Olympia Snowe (ME).

Today, with a Senate cloture vote scheduled on Monday on S.3369, the DISCLOSE Act of 2012, no Republican Senators have said they will support the disclosure legislation."

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