North Carolina and Wisconsin Primary – Live Blog – Update: Amendment One Passes, Dalton and Barrett Win

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 4:51 pm

Tonight features important contests in Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. In Indiana already tonight, Richard Mourdock has made history by beating incumbent Republican Senator Dick Lugar. You can find my thoughts on the Indiana election here.

In North Carolina, Democrats are selecting their gubernatorial nominee and all voters are deciding the fate of Amendment One, which would put a prohibition against gay marriage into the state constitution even though it is already prevented by statute — and also any form of civil union. You can read my primary primer here.


New Health Care Whip Count: 191 Yes, 206 No (204-208 with Leaners)

By: Monday March 15, 2010 4:20 pm

The outcomes in the House Budget Committee were somewhat revelatory. Allen Boyd voted against reporting out the reconciliation bill: he moves from a lean No to a No. Marcy Katpur, Marion Berry, Bob Etheridge and Tim Bishop voted Yes. In fact, Etheridge and Bishop took leadership positions on some of the motions to instruct; Etheridge’s words were absolutely enough for me to take him off the board; he’s a Yes. Bishop and Kaptur become lean Yes votes. Berry is harder to figure; he just put forward his own alternative health care bill, which signaled to me that he was giving up on this process. And he’s expressed support for the Stupak bloc. I’ll move him from a firm No to lean No, but no further.

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