Democrats have just picked up another vote on Health Care. Indiana Rep. Brad Ellsworth has announced he will vote "Yes" on Health Care Reform when it comes up for vote on Sunday:
Another big get for Dems: Rep Brad Ellsworth, a former Yes vote who shared the concerns of the Stupak dozen and was intensely wooed by both sides, will vote Yes on the Senate bill, his spokesman confirms to me.
“He’s a Yes,” Jonathan Kott, communications director for Ellsworth, just said by phone. “He will vote in favor of health care reform.”
A press release detailing his rationale is forthcoming from his office.
This is a key get for Dems, because it could make it easier for his fellow Indiana Dem Joe Donnelly, who’s also undecided and said to be persuaded by Stupak’s concerns, to support the bill. It could also make it easier for other Stupak holdouts to come on board. . . MORE
Fox News is now saying Democrats have reached 216 "Yes" or "Leaning Yes" votes. Other counts still have them short by two votes or more.