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Deal Delays Resignation, Making it 1-Vote Harder for Pelosi

By on 3.4.10 | 5:02PM

Georgia Rep. Nathan Deal had planned to step down next week to run for governor, but his office tells David Freddoso that he's sticking around longer to be a vote against the health care bill. This carries some significance, because if Deal were to have retired, Pelosi would have been able to pass a health care bill in the House with 216 votes. Now she'll need 217. 

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