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Goodwin Liu, the 39 year old wunderkind who's got brilliant written all over him looks like heading toward defeat tomorrow according to the AP.  

AP: Liu heading toward Defeat Tomorrow

Unless something major changes tomorrow, it doesn't look like it'll be a good day for Goodwin Liu.  The problem is that Republicans aren't insuring that an up or down vote is held and thus guaranteeing that he would get voted down.

This is distressing news:

The Senate has scheduled a vote Thursday to end debate on Liu's nomination for the California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Senate aides from both parties said Wednesday that Democrats do not appear to be picking up the Republican votes needed to reach 60 — the super-majority needed in the 100-member Senate to end delaying tactics.
The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss vote counts.

Now, there were 10 members of the Senate GOP Caucus who voted to support John McConnell for the US District Court and thus breaking the filibuster.  It's these folks that Liu needs to be confirmed.  Unfortunately, McCain and Graham have called Liu an "extraordinary circumstance" which would allow GOPers to filibuster and not break their Gang of 14 deal from the Bush Admin.  Liu can't lose anymore GOPers. Things may change as WH Counsel Bob Bauer and Liu are walking to Senate offices and trying to push things through.  

Here's a list of the 10 GOPers who need to be swayed to support Goodwin Liu along with their contact information:

Scott Brown

359 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4543
Fax: (202) 228-2646

Saxby Chambliss

416 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-3521
Fax: 202-224-0103

Susan Collins

413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2523
Fax: (202) 224-2693

Lindsey Graham

290 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5972

Johnny Isakson

131 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-3643
Fax: (202) 228-0724

Mark Kirk

524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-2854
Fax: 202-228-4611

John McCain

241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-2235
Fax: (202) 228-2862

Lisa Murkowski

709 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Main: 202-224-6665
Fax: 202-224-5301

Olympia Snowe

154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-1903
Phone: (202) 224-5344
Fax: (202) 224-1946
Toll-Free: (800) 432-1599

John Thune

United States Senate SD-511
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2321
Fax: (202) 228-5429
TollFree: 1-866-850-3855

Originally posted to calchala on Wed May 18, 2011 at 06:14 PM PDT.

Also republished by oo.

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