Joe Duggan at the OWH today lists some state Senators who could possibly flip their vote on the override of Governor Pete Ricketts’ veto of the Death Penalty repeal.
He lists (and some comments)…
and a few others…
And frankly all Senators are influenced by their constituents, though certainly at different degrees.
Now all of these, and maybe some others will get the heavy sell over the weekend and the beginning of next week.
It is assumed that Governor Ricketts will be burning up the phones, doing nonstop press interviews and personally twisting arms…
…as opposed to being out of town, or something, during the biggest issue of his entire political career (haven’t seen his schedule).
By the way, think about the difference a personal visit can have on someone. Having to give bad news face to face isn’t easy.
Or think about a personal visit to the Senator’s district by the Governor. One’s own constituents given the direct sell in town?
These are political moves one makes on an issue that is important. We’ll see, right?
On this Carl Curtis – Open Comment – Friday, and into the Memorial Day weekend, feel free to add your thoughts down below.