Key Democratic Senator declares public option dead

By David Edwards
Sunday, August 16, 2009 9:53 EDT
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Sen. Kent Conrad told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that there are not enough votes in the Senate to pass a public option for health insurance. “The fact of the matter is there are not the votes in the United States Senate for a public option. There never have been,” said Conrad.

Conrad is one of six Senators attempting to negotiate a bipartisan health care bill.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Aug. 16, 2009.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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