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Debt Ceiling Vote Delayed

6:09 PM, Jul 28, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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John Boehner needs 216 Republicans to get his debt ceiling bill through the House, and he's apparently not there yet. The vote has been delayed while leadership tries to lock down needed votes. Only 24 Republicans can vote no, and according to various whip counts (see National Journal and National Review Online and The Hill), they're right on the edge. 

Right now, it seems that the Arizona delegation--Reps. Flake, Franks, and Schweikert--may swing this vote one way or the other.

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