Senator Kennedy not available for Obama bailout vote

The Boston Globe reports Senator Edward Kennedy is going back to Florida, where he has been resting after suffering a seizure on Inauguration Day,

Kennedy’s absence has Senate Democrat leader Reid seeking another moderate Republican or two to vote for the compromise version of the stimulus on Friday:

With Kennedy’s vote and those of three Republicans, the Senate passed the plan with 61 votes — just one more than necessary.

Reid is worried that final passage could be made problematic if a Democrat is ill or otherwise absent.