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From our friends in Senate leadership:

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL): “I would say to the Senator from Arizona that I'm in the dark almost as much as he is, and I'm in the leadership.” (Floor Remarks, 12/11/09)

Sen. Max Baucus
(D-MT): “I'll just read — this i from wikipedia. It may not be accurate.” (Floor Remarks, 12/3/09)

Sen. Arlen Specter
(D-PA): “I came to this caucus to be your 60th vote.” (“Senate Health Bill Unlikely To Include Medicare Buy-In,” Washington Post, 12/15/09)

Sen. Arlen Specter
(D-PA): “I will not be an automatic 60th vote.” (“Specter: I’m Not An Automatic 60th Vote,” Politico, 4/28/09)

Sen. Roland Burris
(D-IL): "If it does not have a public option in it, I will not vote for it.” (“Burris Threatens To Filibuster Health Care Without Public Option,” The Huffington Post, 12/9/09)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI): “They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama: the "birthers," the fanatics, the people running around in right wing militias and Aryan support groups.  ” (Congressional Record, S.13570, 12/20/09)

Sen. Bernie Sanders
(I-VT): “The insurance companies are going to make out like bandits. The drug companies are going to make out like bandits. No question about that. This is not a strong bill.” (“Sanders: ‘Big Money Interests Control’ Congress,” The Hill, 12/22/09)

Sen. Max Baucus
(D-MT): “I can't do the correct math." (Floor Remarks, 12/4/09)

Sen. Mary Landrieu
(D-LA): "The fact of the matter is, and I know people don't believe this, but I can't be bought." (“Sen. Landrieu On Healthcare Vote: ‘I Can’t Be Bought,’” The Hill’s “Briefing Blog,” 12/22/09)

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE): “My vote is not for sale. Period." (“Nebraska's Nelson: An Undecided Man In The Middle,” The Associated Press, 12/16/09)

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Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com