June 30, 2009

Franken wins, but don't get all excited about those 60 votes

The Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling Tuesday that Democrat Al Franken won last November's U.S. Senate race gives the Democrats something they haven't had in 30 years — 60 Senate seats, enough to stop any Republican filibuster. Except that among those senators are two who are seriously ill, two more who are not sure votes, and a host of conflicting constituencies and interests that sometimes lead other senators to break ranks with the party.

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