From Sheila Parks:
I am writing this to the people I worked with most closely – in a variety of different ways – on organizing this cloture vote.
These are the Democratic Senators that Senator Ted Kennedy said (via KOS) needed to be contacted: Pryor, Lincoln, Cantwell, Murray, Baucus, Harkin, Levin, Bayh, Lautenberg, Menendez, Lieberman
We got Murray, Levin, Bayh, Lautenberg and Menendez to vote against cloture
I had heard earlier that Harkin would abstain and then later that he would vote against cloture – so assume he did, but I did not hear what he did on the final vote. I would guess he did what he said he would
I am now hearing this long speech by Baucus saying why he will vote against the nomination (although he voted against cloture)
WE DID GOOD. VERY VERY GOOD. EXTRAORDINARILY GOOD
TO CONTINUE OR NOT? I think we need 7 more votes for tomorrow to defeat Alito
I am wanting to go for it if we knew who we would have to go after and if we could find out how many of those voting against cloture are now going to vote against Alito. And is Biden going to vote for him?
Chaffee voted against cloture wil vote against Alito. Baucus same. Who else?