Monday, June 11, 2007

The Vote Of No Confidence

Cloture fell short, as expected

the vote was 53-38-1 with 7 not voting;

Seven Republicans joined 46 Democrats to vote for cloture;

Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska)
Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Oregon)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania)
Sen. John Sununu (R-New Hampshire)

Yes, five of the seven are vulnerable incumbents up for reelection next year.

One "Democrat" voting against cloture; Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut)

Presidential candidates Joe Biden (D-Delaware), Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut), John McCain (R-Arizona), Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), and Barack Obama (D-Illinois) were not present to vote, as were Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) and of course Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota)

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) voted Present.

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