The nation's 11 Jewish U.S. senators divided 8-3 in
favor of confirming Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of
State. The overall
vote in the Senate was 85-13 for confirmation.
A bipartisan grouping favored Rice's confirmation. Those Jewish senators
voting yes were Republicans Norm
Coleman of Minnesota and Arlen
Specter of Pennsylvania, along with Democrats Russell
Feingold of Wisconsin, Dianne
Feinstein of California, Herb
Kohl of Wisconsin, Joseph
Lieberman of Connecticut, Charles
Schumer of New York, and Ron
Wyden of Oregon.
The three Jewish senators voting against Rice's confirmation all were Democrats:
Boxer of California, Frank
Lautenberg of New Jersey, and Carl
Levin of Michigan.