11 Republicans Got START Passed
67 votes were needed to stop debate and discussion on the nuclear arms treaty (START) and bring an immediate vote on the bill to the floor, in the Senate. 11 Republicans made that happen for Obama, Reid and the Democrats. The final vote was 67 to 28.
Those 11 Republicans are;
Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, George V. Voinovich of Ohio, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, and Bob Bennett of Utah. All voted for cloture.
Republicans voting yes for the final vote for START on DEC. 22 were:
(and shockingly includes Southern Congressman Johnny Isakson of Ga.
) Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Robert Bennett (Utah), Scott Brown (Mass.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Judd Gregg (N.H.) Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mike Johanns (Neb.), Richard Lugar (Ind.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska.), Olympia Snowe (Maine.), and George Voinovich (Ohio).