The WashPost's Chris Cillizza rounds up Democratic fence sitters on health reform and has this to say about the "personal circumstances" affecting the vote of Erie's Kathy Dahlkemper:
4) Kathy Dahlkemper (Pa.): Dahlkemper's personal circumstances could well affect her vote as she has lost both of her parents in the last two months and, as a result, end-of-life issues are very much on her mind, according to knowledgeable sources. But, Dahlkemper is pro-life and remains skeptical about voting for the abortion language in the Senate bill.
The Erie Times-News mentions the deaths here.
-- Timothy McNulty