How long can the Republicans keep up the pretense that they plan to come up with their alternative health-care-reform plan? I'm going to go with "forever." Robert Pear and Jonathan Weisman report in today's New York Times that the party is really working hard on that alternative plan:
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
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* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.