Lots of great feedback from FDL readers on whipping the public option. We’ve got 7 on the record….we need 33 more.

Here’s what we’re hearing:

Tom talked with Conyers’ office:

Spoke with Dan – Mr. Conyers is not commiting to any action until a final draft is proposed. SHAME ON HIM. This is the man that sponsored HR 676.

Barbara talked with Tammy Baldwin’s office:

I spoke with an aide to Tammy Baldwin. I asked her if she would agree to take the pledge and she would only say that Tammy Baldwin supports the public option and is aware of the work FDL is doing.

John talked with DeFazio’s office:

Michael was pleasant, he had heard about the pledge. He was non-committal about when or if DeFazio might be "taking the pledge."

Cynthia talked with Donna Edwards’ office:

still wont take pledge. claiming all the while to support strong public option


Michael talked with Ed Markey’s office:

This seemed like the first time they didn’t sound totally confused by the distinction between supporting a public option and comitting against a bill without that option. That, at least is progress.

Whip Count Day 12
Took the Pledge
Leaning Yes Undecided Missing in Action
Weasel Words
  1. Keith Ellison
  2. Raul Grijalva
  3. Phil Hare
  4. Rush Holt
  5. Jerrold Nadler
  6. Lynn Woolsey
  7. Maxine Waters
  1. Tammy Baldwin
  2. Xavier Becerra
  3. Howard Berman
  4. Jerry Costello
  5. Elijah Cummings
  6. Peter DeFazio
  7. Sam Farr
  8. Alan Grayson
  9. Maurice Hinchey
  10. Mazie Hirono
  11. Barbara Lee
  12. Sander Levin
  13. Dave Loebsack
  14. Ben Ray Lujan
  15. Jim McDermott
  16. Kendrick Meek
  17. Gwen Moore
  18. Jared Polis
  19. Bobbie Scott
  20. Jackie Speier
  21. Henry Waxman
  22. Peter Welch
  23. Robert Wexler
  24. David Wu
  25. John Yarmuth
  1. Corrine Brown
  2. Steve Cohen
  3. Lloyd Doggett
  4. Mike Doyle
  5. Mike Honda
  6. Patrick Kennedy
  7. George Miller
  8. Charles Rangel
  9. Laura Richardson
  1. Donna Edwards
  1. Rosa DeLauro

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Marisa McNee

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