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  Kerry to Lead Filibuster?
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Last EditedJ.R.  Jan 26, 2006 01:33pm
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News DateThursday, January 26, 2006 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAccording to Bob Fertik, Sen. John Kerry's office confirmed he'll lead a filibuster against the Samuel Alito Supreme Court nomination upholding his promise during the 2004 presidential campaign.

However, the effort may be short-lived. The Washington Post reports several Democrats are breaking ranks and now backing Alito, including Sens. Johnson (SD), Byrd (WV) and Nelson (NE). In addition, Landrieu (LA), Feinstein (CA) and Salazar (CO) have said they do not support a filibuster. With 55 Republican votes and these six Democrats, the GOP will have the votes for cloture.
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