Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Dayton to support filibuster

Sen. Dayton will be voting for a filibuster on Alito today.

Sen. Mark Dayton will vote in favor of a Democratic filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.

That's according to his spokeswoman, Semonti (sim-MONT'-ee) Mustaphi (mus-STAHF'-ee). The vote is expected this afternoon.

But senators from both parties expect Alito to easily reach the 60 votes needed to end any threat of a filibuster.

Dayton, a Minnesota Democrat, declined an interview request ahead of the vote. On Friday, Dayton questioned the wisdom of a filibuster but said he was undecided. (Source: AP, Jan. 31, 2006)

It's a real shame he's not running for reelection.


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