House whip count update, from sources very close to the process (yeah, take anonymous sources as you will):
The process continue to balance on a knife's head. Decision down to just a few members now.
- First, we are making progress. All of the "lean yes" votes on the whip count chart have become solid yes votes.
- Second, don't bother with Boyd, Berry, Ellsworth, Hill, Gordon or Tanner.
- Most importantly, put heavy pressure on the following eight members:
Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8): 202-225-2542, 520-459-3115, 520-881-3588
Dennis Cardoza (CA-18): 202-225-6131; 209-383-4455, 209-527-1914
Joe Donnelly (IN-2): 202-225-3915, 574-288-2780
Curt Schraeder (OR-05): 202-225-5711, 503-588-9100
Lincoln Davis (TN-04): 202-225-6831, 931-490-8699, 931-473-7251
Glenn Nye (VA-2): 202-225-4215 757-326-6201
Jim Costa (CA-20): 202-225-3341, 661-869-1620, 559-495-1620
Rick Boucher (VA-9): 202-225-3861, 276-628-1145
Washington, D.C. offices are in bold.
- We still have time. I am told the decision won't be made until early next week.
While obviously calls from constituents are more likely to be listened to, wherever you live, put in a call now.
These votes impact all Americans, not just their constituents. I say to tell them you live in "America." If that fails, tell them you will stop calling from out of district when they stop taking donations from out of district, talking to media from out of district, and making votes that impact people outside the district.