WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Republicans managed to beat off a cloture vote in the U.S. Senate on a campaign disclosure bill that pro-life groups said would have effectively muzzled their ability to communicate with voters in the upcoming 2010 midterm elections.
“We dodged a cannonball by a whisker,” Douglas Johnson, National Right to Life Committee’s Legislative Director told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN).
The Senate voted Thursday to invoke cloture and proceed to debate the “Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act” (S.3628). However, they did not succeed in getting 60 votes to overcome a GOP-filibuster.
The motion failed 59 – 39. Every single Democrat, including Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), voted for the bill, but not a single Republican crossed the aisle. GOP Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska did not vote.
As I blogged before, either Kay must have no interest in running in 2012, or she is just really that clueless (link). Kay already has done some really weird things that nobody running in a primary in 2012 would do... helping Lisa Murkowski keep her position on that important energy committee for example.
What do you think out there? Clueless? Or not running in 2012? I hear in back channels that she is going to try to run again in 2012. Unless 2010 totally extinguishes the tea party fervor she is going to get a taste of her own medicine in 2012. Kay will be primaried, but for her it will not be pretty. Taking her down will become a national cause celebre.