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2005-01-26Condoleezza Rice-roll call

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Jewish senators divide 8-3
in support of Rice confirmation
,  Jan. 26, 2005

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: Barbara Boxer of California, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, and Carl Levin of Michigan.

                Donald H. Harrison