Senate Democrats failed to get enough votes to proceed on their legislation to counter the 2010 Citizens United campaign finance ruling.
The DISCLOSE Act failed this evening on a procedural vote 51-44. But Democrats aren’t going down without some drama.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved to reconsider the failed cloture vote tomorrow. And sponsor Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) is leading a “midnight vigil” along with Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
The Democrats pledged, even before the GOP blocked the legislation, to hold onto the Senate floor late into the night tonight in an effort to bring greater attention to the issue and force a second vote on the bill tomorrow.
The Supreme Court ruling Citizens United, is stuck in the Democrats failing craw. And with what ;little time left, Reid has left, he is unlikely to do anything truthful.