Keystone pipeline vote will fail in the Senate: Mary Landrieu is toast

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…unless someone flip flops.

Via the Washington Examiner:

Retiring Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Carl Levin2%Senate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard2% will vote against the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, the Michigan Democrat told reporters Monday, leaving Senate backers still a vote shy of passing a bill to green-light the Canada-to-Texas project.

“I’m voting against the pipeline because it bypasses the environmental impact statement, which should not be bypassed,” Levin said, ending speculation that he might give it the thumbs-up when the Senate decides whether to move to a vote Tuesday.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mary Landrieu2%Senate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard2%, whose reelection bid is increasingly a long shot, was relying upon Senate approval of the Keystone pipeline to help her pull vote fraud a rabbit out of a hat in December’s runoff.

The new Senate will revisit this issue and will probably be able to swing the 60 votes necessary. That Carl Levin, who is retiring, wouldn’t make a meaningless vote, as Obama has pledged to veto the Keystone approval because it creates too many jobs and reduces government dependency, to try to save Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mary Landrieu2%Senate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard2% shows how little her reelection means to her colleagues.

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