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Shelley Berkley still undecided on health vote?

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Shelley Berkley

WASHINGTON -- Days before the House could vote on health care reform, Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley remains a hold-out, unwilling to tip her hand on how she will vote.

Berkley has had phone calls from two Obama administration cabinet secretaries this week, sources said, showing the lengths the president is going to make certain every yes vote is rounded up.

It's hard to imagine that Berkley, a six-term Democrat, would switch and vote against the bill after having supported an earlier version in November. Berkley is a champion of health care reform and has said recently that while the Senate's version of the legislation is not her preference, she is unwilling to let "the perfect be the enemy of the good."

So is she in the yes column? Likely.

Has she committed? Not yet.

Berkley is running for re-election in the fall in a solidly Democratic district. The congresswoman's spokesman said Berkley is reviewing the Congressional Budget Office report on the bill that was released today and assessing the legislation's impact on her Las Vegas constitutents.

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