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Tipsheet

The Votes

The Dodd Amendment, which was to put the full text of the bailout into a passable legislative shell, passed 74-25.

They had to play this shell game to make the bill technically constitutional, since the Constitution mandates all revenue-raising bills generate in the House. So they made the entire $700 billion revenue-raising Paulson plan an amendment to a mental health bill filled with earmarky goodness to make it pass muster. Yes, this is craziness.
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That aside, what I'm telling you is this is the vote that counts.

35 Republicans and 39 Democrats voted for it.

15 Republicans, 8 Democrats and one Independent (Sanders) voted against.
Senator Ted Kennedy, who was recently rehospitalized for his brain tumor, did not vote.

Akaka - YES
Alexander - YES
Allard - NO
Barasso- NO
Baucus - YES
Bayh- YES
Bennett  - YES
Biden - YES
Bingaman  - YES
Bond- YES
Boxer - YES
Brown- YES
Brownback - NO
Bunning - NO

Burr  - YES
Byrd - YES
Cantwell - NO
Cardin  - YES
Carper -
Casey - YES
Chambliss  - YES
Clinton - YES
Coburn - YES
Cochran - NO
Coleman - YES
Collins - YES
Conrad - YES
Corker - YES
Cornyn - YES
Craig- YES
Crapo - NO
DeMint - NO
Dodd - YES
Dole- NO
Domenici - YES
Dorgan - NO
Durbin  - YES
Ensign - YES
Enzi - NO
Feingold - NO

Feinstein - YES
Graham - YES
Grassley - YES
Gregg - YES
Hagel - YES
Harkin - YES
Hatch - YES
Hutchison - YES
Inhofe - NO
Inoye - YES
Isakson - YES
Johnson - NO
Kennedy -
Kerry - YES
Klobuchar - YES
Kohl - YES
Kyl - YES
Landrieu - NO
Lautenberg - YES
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Leahy - YES
Levin - YES
Lieberman - YES
Lincoln - YES
Lugar - YES
Martinez - YES
McCain - YES
McCaskill - YES
McConnell - YES
Menendez - YES
Mikulski - YES
Murkowski - YES
Murray -YES
Nelson, FL - NO
Nelson, NE - YES
Obama - YES
Pryor - YES
Reed - YES
Reid - YES
Roberts - NO
Rockefeller - YES
Salazar - YES
Sanders - NO
Schumer - YES
Sessions - NO
Shelby - NO

Smith - YES
Snowe - YES
Specter - YES
Stabenow - NO
Stevens - YES
Sununu - YES
Tester - NO
Thune - YES
Vitter - NO
Voinovich - YES
Warner - YES
Webb - YES
Whitehouse - YES
Wicker - NO
Wyden - NO

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