For now — until the results from a St. Paul court room come in — Democrats hold 58 seats in the Senate, meaning Democrats are so close, yet so far, from pushing through an unfettered liberal agenda.
On another point, there’s also this sentence: “What’s making Democrats even more anxious is the recent suggestion by Minnesota Republican Norm Coleman that he may push for a revote, which would leave that Senate seat open for several months longer.”
I’m hearing a fair amount of this in the Drudge/Fox/Politico echo chamber. But are people really anxious about this? As this race has consistently shown, anything can happen. I don’t want to say anything’s impossible. But … what’s pretty clear in Minnesota, if not in Washington, is that Coleman doesn’t have a revote option. There’s nothing to push for. I could push for the Minnesota courts to seat me as a compromise candidate. But it’s just not one of the menu options Minnesota law makes available.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.