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Reid still short of 60

From NBC's Ken Strickland
After surveying a number of Democratic centrists today, it's clear that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is still short of the 60 votes he needs to even get the healthcare on the floor.

Passage is another issue.

Still firmly uncommitted to vote with Reid are Sens. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

"I'm not going to make up my mind until I've actually seen the bill," Nelson said.

Landrieu said, "I'm very skeptical about what he outlined yesterday for a number of reasons."

When asked directly if she'll vote with Democrats to bring the bill to the floor, she only said, "I'm going to continue to work on a principled compromise."

Senators, who seem inclined to vote with Reid on that first procedural vote, but reserved the right to vote against the final bill, were Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Evan Bayh (D-IN).

"I've got an open mind on that," Bayh said. "That's not my stumbling block."

Lieberman said, "I'm going to vote for cloture on the motion to proceed to the healthcare debate, because there has to be a healthcare debate."

Pryor added, "My inclination is to support the process ... that it get to the floor and see where it take us from there."