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Landrieu Predicts Keystone Passage

Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, talks on the phone while walking away from the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2014

Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, talks on the phone while walking away from the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2014

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U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and a co-sponsor of a bill to approve TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline are expressing confidence they’ll have the 60 votes needed to pass it tomorrow.

“I feel very comfortable,” said Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat and a sponsor of the bill who faces a Dec. 6 runoff election, was quoted by CNN as saying. Co-sponsor John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican, said in an interview there were 59 firm “yes” votes and a few “maybes.”