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Senator Kennedy not available for Obama bailout vote
The Boston Globe reports Senator Edward Kennedy is going back to Florida, where he has been resting after suffering a seizure on Inauguration Day,
Kennedy’s absence has Senate Democrat leader Reid seeking another moderate Republican or two to vote for the compromise version of the stimulus on Friday:
With Kennedy’s vote and those of three Republicans, the Senate passed the plan with 61 votes — just one more than necessary.
Reid is worried that final passage could be made problematic if a Democrat is ill or otherwise absent.