The immigration bill has a 'gang of 8' but not 60 votes

Majority Leader Reid starts with 52 Democrats, 2 independents and now a vacancy in New Jersey.  He needs 60 to send the immigration bill to the floor. However, David Drucker reminds us that some Democrats are not on board: "One Democratic strategist working on behalf of immigration reform said Democrats who don't now support the bill include Sens. Max Baucus, of Montana; Joe Donnelly, of Indiana; and Mark Pryor, of Arkansas. Undecided Democrats include Sens. Mark Begich, of Alaska, and Mary Landrieu, of Louisiana, who, along with Pryor, face re-election in 2014. A second Democratic strategist said proponents have a wary eye on Democrats who voted against the Dream Act - a much narrower measure that would have granted citizenship to some illegal immigrants - in 2010. Those lawmakers include Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., who is up for re-election next year, and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont."  (David Drucker) Montana, Indiana, Arkansas, Alaska, Louisiana, North Carolina and...(Read Full Post)