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  •  Stimulus passed with 3 required GOP votes in the (1+ / 0-)
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    Senate: Specter, Collins, Snowe.  And it passed by one vote (i.e. it got exactly 60 votes, which was required to block GOP filibuster), so each of those votes were required.  And the bill was indeed watered down in order to get those three votes.

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