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Grover Norquist
Stick a fork in Grover's tax pledge.
According to The Hill, the incoming House will have less than 218 supporters of Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge—a drop from 238 from the current House and less than a majority of the 435-member body. Although Norquist's organization claims 219 members of the incoming House have signed his pledge, The Hill reports that some of those members have renounced their support, dropping support below the 218 threshold.

On the Senate side, the numbers have dropped from 41 supporters to 39—less than the 40 needed for a filibuster. Of course, filibuster reform could make falling below that threshold less important, but it's still nice to see the numbers dropping.

It is always possible that members who renounced their support could flip-flop back in favor of it or new members could sign the pledge, but for now, Norquist can no longer claim to be the boss of either chamber.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 07:45 AM PST.

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