Politics & Government

November 21, 2008 4:32 PM

Even if Democrats get 60 Senate seats, they'll need help

Senate Democrats are inching close to the magic number of 60, the number of votes that are needed to cut off debate under the chamber's rules. Victories by Al Franken in the still-undecided Minnesota race and Jim Martin in Georgia's runoff Dec. 2 would give the Democrats a nominal filibuster-proof majority, which neither party has had in 32 years. But Democrats are not of one mind on many policy issues, so the 60-seat majority may not be all it's cracked up to be.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Democrats yell "shame" on the floor of the House of Representatives 02:00

Democrats yell "shame" on the floor of the House of Representatives

Obama lays a wreath at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park 02:18

Obama lays a wreath at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

President Obama thanks military members in Hiroshima, Japan 07:43

President Obama thanks military members in Hiroshima, Japan

Americans agree, it's time for Obama to visit Hiroshima 02:27

Americans agree, it's time for Obama to visit Hiroshima

A look back at Obama’s visit to Vietnam 01:58

A look back at Obama’s visit to Vietnam

Trump to Christie: 'You're not eating Oreos anymore' 00:19

Trump to Christie: 'You're not eating Oreos anymore'

'The dance Force' is strong with the Obamas 00:23

'The dance Force' is strong with the Obamas

Defense bill approved by House is "strong," says Speaker Ryan 01:43

Defense bill approved by House is "strong," says Speaker Ryan

Obama's advice for Rutgers graduates: 'Have faith in democracy' 01:20

Obama's advice for Rutgers graduates: 'Have faith in democracy'

Share Video

Politics & Government Videos