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Sen. Martinez to vote yes on Porkzilla?

I've been going through the Senate Republican phone list this morning, calling various Senators to urge them to vote "no" on this Porkzilla plan. The first person I called was Senator Mel Martinez (who I, incidentally, met last year). The DC office line was busy, but I got right through on his Florida line. I asked the woman on the phone -- who was very polite and courteous, by the way -- what Sen. Martinez' position on this stimulus bill was. It was unfortunately not an encouraging answer.

She stressed that Sen. Martinez has not yet made a decision on how he will vote, that he is looking for a "bipartisan" solution that will eliminate some of the wasteful, long-term spending in favor of short-term spending.

Just let that sink in.

I asked her what he thought about how many Americans opposed this bill, about how much it will cost taxpayers, and about how much wasteful spending will come with it, and whether or not he has a statement on how that will affect his vote. She again stressed that he has not yet made a decision on how he will vote.

Add one more person to the squish column. Let's try to move him to the "no" column, mmkay?

Folks, we need to be melting these phones, and not just the DC lines. Every DC number I've called has been busy, but the senators' local lines are wide open. Those phones should be busy, too. I'm listing below the numbers of the Republican senators. Our Country Deserves Better has all of the Senate contact information, so go there if you'd like to contact your Democrat senators.

Please, please folks. Make your voices heard. Send a message. We can get through to these GOP senators. We just need to be loud enough... so speak up.

  • JEFF SESSIONS - REPUBLICAN, ALABAMA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-4124
    MONTGOMERY PHONE: (334) 244-7017

  • RICHARD SHELBY - REPUBLICAN, ALABAMA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-5744
    TUSCALOOSA PHONE: (205) 759-5047

  • LISA MURKOWSKI - REPUBLICAN, ALASKA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-6665
    ANCHORAGE PHONE: 907-271-3735

  • JOHN KYL - REPUBLICAN, ARIZONA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-4521
    PHOENIX PHONE: (602) 840-1891

  • JOHN McCAIN - REPUBLICAN, ARIZONA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-2235
    PHOENIX PHONE: 602-952-2410

  • JOSEPH LIEBERMAN - INDEPENDENT, CONNECTICUT
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-4041
    HARTFORD PHONE: (860) 549-8463

  • MEL MARTINEZ - REPUBLICAN, FLORIDA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-3041
    TAMPA PHONE: (813) 977-6450

  • SAXBY CHAMBLISS - REPUBLICAN, GEORGIA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-3521
    ATLANTA PHONE: (770) 763-9090

  • JOHNNY ISAKSON - REPUBLICAN, GEORGIA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-3643
    ATLANTA PHONE: (770) 661-0999

  • MIKE CRAPO - REPUBLICAN, IDAHO
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-6142
    BOISE PHONE: (208) 334-1776

  • JAMES RISCH - REPUBLICAN, IDAHO
    DC PHONE: (202) 857-0044
    BOISE PHONE: (208) 342-7985

  • RICHARD LUGAR - REPUBLICAN, INDIANA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-4814
    INDIANAPOLIS PHONE: (317) 226-5555

  • CHUCK GRASSLEY - REPUBLICAN, IOWA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-3744
    DES MOINES PHONE: (515) 288-1145

  • SAM BROWNBACK - REPUBLICAN, KANSAS
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-6521
    TOPEKA PHONE: (785) 233-2503

  • PAT ROBERTS - REPUBLICAN, KANSAS
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-4774
    TOPEKA PHONE: (785) 295-2745

  • JIM BUNNING - REPUBLICAN, KENTUCKY
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-4343
    LOUISVILLE PHONE: (502) 582-5341

  • MITCH McCONNELL - REPUBLICAN, KENTUCKY
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-2541
    LOUISVILLE PHONE: (502) 582-6304

  • DAVID VITTER - REPUBLICAN, LOUISIANA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-4623
    BATON ROUGE PHONE: (225) 383-0331

  • SUSAN COLLINS - REPUBLICAN, MAINE
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-2523
    AUGUSTA PHONE: (207) 622-8414

  • OLYMPIA SNOWE - REPUBLICAN, MAINE
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-5344
    BOSTON PHONE: (207) 622-8292

  • KIT BOND - REPUBLICAN, MISSOURI
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-5721
    ST. LOUIS PHONE: (314) 725-4484

  • THAD COCHRAN - REPUBLICAN, MISSISSIPPI
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-5054
    GULFPORT PHONE: (228) 867-9710

  • ROGER WICKER - REPUBLICAN, MISSISSIPPI
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-6253
    JACKSON PHONE: (601) 965-4644

  • MIKE JOHANNS - REPUBLICAN, NEBRASKA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-4224
    OMAHA PHONE: (402) 758-8981

  • JOHN ENSIGN - REPUBLICAN, NEVADA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-6244
    CARSON CITY PHONE: (775) 885-9111

  • JUDD GREGG - REPUBLICAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-3324
    CONCORD PHONE: (603) 225-7115

  • RICHARD BURR - REPUBLICAN, NORTH CAROLINA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-3154
    ASHEVILLE PHONE: (828) 350-2437

  • GEORGE VOINOVICH - REPUBLICAN, OHIO
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-3353
    COLUMBUS PHONE: (614) 469-6697

  • TOM COBURN - REPUBLICAN, OKLAHOMA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-5754
    TULSA PHONE: (918) 581-7651

  • JAMES INHOFE - REPUBLICAN, OKLAHOMA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-4721
    TULSA PHONE: (918) 581-7651

  • ARLEN SPECTER - REPUBLICAN, PENNSYLVANIA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-4254
    HARRISBURG PHONE: (717) 782-3951

  • JIM DeMINT - REPUBLICAN, SOUTH CAROLINA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-6121
    COLUMBIA PHONE: (803) 771-6112

  • LINDSAY GRAHAM - REPUBLICAN, SOUTH CAROLINA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-5972
    COLUMBIA PHONE: (803) 933-0112

  • JOHN THUNE - REPUBLICAN, SOUTH DAKOTA
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-2321
    SIOUX FALLS PHONE: (605) 348-7551

  • LAMAR ALEXANDER - REPUBLICAN, TENNESSEE
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-4944
    NASHVILLE PHONE: (615) 736-5129

  • BOB CORKER - REPUBLICAN, TENNESSEE
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-3344
    NASHVILLE PHONE: (615) 279-8125

  • JOHN CORNYN - REPUBLICAN, TEXAS
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-2934
    AUSTIN PHONE: (512) 469-6034

  • KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON - REPUBLICAN, TEXAS
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-5922
    AUSTIN PHONE: (512) 916-5834

  • ROBERT BENNETT - REPUBLICAN, UTAH
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-5444
    SALT LAKE CITY PHONE: (801) 524-5933

  • ORRIN HATCH - REPUBLICAN, UTAH
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-5251
    SALT LAKE CITY PHONE: (801) 524-4380

  • JOHN BARRASSO - REPUBLICAN, WYOMING
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-6441
    CHEYENNE PHONE: (307) 772-2451

  • MICHAEL ENZI - REPUBLICAN, WYOMING
    DC PHONE: (202) 224-3424
    CHEYENNE PHONE: (307) 772-2477


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    Comments (6)

    Okay, I'm represented by Ch... (Below threshold)
    irongrampa:

    Okay, I'm represented by Chuckie Schumer--what's plan B?

    Been trying to get through ... (Below threshold)
    AJ:

    Been trying to get through to Snowe and Collins, with no luck. Wrote them yet again. My hopes are not high~ Collins is pretty sure to vote for it, and though I haven't heard much from Snowe, her track record lately gives me less hope than I have for Collins.

    Who the hell voted for thes... (Below threshold)
    914:

    Who the hell voted for these idiots?

    Were screwed.

    Probably you'd be wasting y... (Below threshold)

    Probably you'd be wasting your time with Voinovich (Ohio); he's a lily-livered disappointment to all who voted for him. Heck, he's even a disappointment to those who DID NOT vote for him!

    Orrin Hatch says that he "d... (Below threshold)
    Clay:

    Orrin Hatch says that he "doesn't like the way that it's written". When pressed on whether we can count on his "no" vote, the staffer said that if they make changes to it he feels that he can vote for it.

    Everybody in Utah should be calling Hatch. That ol' fart scares me more and more.

    Thanks for the reminder. My... (Below threshold)
    Wayne:

    Thanks for the reminder. My senators are pretty conservative but there is one that seems to stick his finger in the air to see how the wind is blowing before he forms an opinion. The other one is usually ahead of the game.




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