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Suzanne Kosmas: The Florida face of House undecideds on health care



A4s_healthcare03181_112923d WASHINGTON -- The smell of fresh coffee and the temptations of doughnuts and blueberry muffins greeted Florida Rep. Suzanne Kosmas on Wednesday as she entered a private breakfast with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The speaker regularly meets with freshman lawmakers, but there was urgency and tension in the air. With a monumental decision on health care days away, Pelosi is racing to corral the 216 votes needed for passage.

Despite the personal appeal, Kosmas gave no ground and restated concerns over cost containment, according to people familiar with the meeting attended by a number of Democratic lawmakers. So the guessing game continues:

Will Kosmas vote yes or no? (story here.)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:30pm]


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