Boston (CNN) – If Republican Scott Brown wins Tuesday's special Senate election in Massachusetts, President Obama will have to decide how to pursue his top domestic agenda item without 60 votes in the Senate.
If Brown wins, Obama's strategy for passing a health care reform bill is "a fascinating question," CNN Chief National Correspondent John King said Tuesday night.
"The burden really would be on the President of the United States," King explained, reporting from the Brown campaign's election night gathering.
If elected, Brown has said "he would go to Washington and he's happy to talk to the president about health care and he's happy to cooperate. But that he doesn't like the spending in the bill and he thinks it would raise taxes.
"So the question is: Does the president say 'forget what happened in Massachusetts' and try to rally the Democrats? Or will the president suddenly get conciliatory and reach out and maybe back pedal a bit and try to make a deal?"