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Durbin: Lincoln Has (Maybe) Told Reid

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After reading reports that Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) has already told Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) how she’ll vote tomorrow on issue of whether to bring the healthcare bill to the floor, Lincoln’s office was quick respond.

“No other Senator speaks for Senator Lincoln,” Lincoln’s spokeswoman told NBC in an email. “She is still reviewing the bill.”

Earlier in the day, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat Dick Durbin told several reporters that Lincoln had already made her voting intentions known to Reid.

“She’s told Sen. Reid,” Durbin said without revealing the substance of the conversation.

A few hours later, Durbin too joined in with clarifying remarks. In a written statement, he said, “In a conversation with reporters earlier today, some of my remarks regarding Sen. Lincoln were unclear and have been incorrectly interpreted.

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