The Gorsuch Tally: Where Senators Stand On The Supreme Court Nominee

More than half of Senate Democrats already have come out against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch — some planning to support a filibuster if it comes to that.

That means the Senate could be in for a showdown vote in early April. 

With 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats in the chamber, the majority party needs eight Democrats to join them to break a filibuster (which takes 60 votes). All Republicans are expected to back the nominee. But if they can't get to 60, they could deploy the so-called "nuclear option" to lower the threshold and push through to confirmation on a simple majority -- a major change in Senate precedent. 

So far, however, only three Democrats have come out saying they would support Gorsuch -- Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. 

Here’s where the rest stand, not including those who have taken no position:

Senators opposed to Gorsuch; supporting a filibuster:

1.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

2.  Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.

3.  Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

4.  Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.

5.  Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.

6.  Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

7.  Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

8.  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. 

9.  Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

10. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.

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