It looks like Democrats think they've found a winning issue with the "war on women."
The Hill reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to bring the "Paycheck Fairness Act" to the Senate floor for a vote. The measure protects women from retaliation by their employers if they ask how much their male colleagues are being paid.
Republicans blocked a vote on the bill in 2010. Reid's gambit could put Mitt Romney in an uncomfortable position as many in his party and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce saunchly opposes the legislation.
Not a single Republican voted to advance the legislation when Reid brought it to the floor during the 2010 lame duck session, after Republicans scored a huge electoral victory but Democrats still controlled the House and Senate.
Forty Republicans and Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) voted against the legislation. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) did not vote.
“They all voted against it last time,” said a senior Democratic aide. “They’re pretty locked in. The Chamber is adamantly against it. It’s hard to see how the Chamber would change position or let it pass. It seems unlikely given the Republican history of opposition and the Chamber’s very strong opposition to it.”