Sec. Of Commerce Pick Could Give Dems 60 Seat Supermajority In Senate
Barack Obama is reportedly leaning towards picking Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) to be Bill Richardson's replacement as Secretary of Commerce. If Gregg is selected, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch would probably appoint a fellow Democrat to fill the empty Senate seat. Which means that IF Obama picks Gregg and IF Al Franken survives the latest recount and IF Lynch appoints a Democrat, the Dems would have a 60 seat supermajority in the Senate. Got all that?