Coleman, Klobuchar split on auto bailout


Sen. Norm Coleman and Sen. Amy Klobuchar split their votes on the auto bailout that failed in the Senate yesterday 52-35. The $14 billion rescue bill had passed the House this week, but chances were slim in the Senate for a final deal.

Coleman voted no, Klobuchar voted yes.

A "yes" vote was a vote to consider the House bill and a "no" vote was a vote to stop the bill. Supporters needed 60 votes.  

Voting "yes": 40 Democrats, 10 Republicans and 2 independents 
Voting "no": 4 Democrats and 31 Republicans

Coleman's vote makes him part of the "Gang of 18" compiled on Daily Kos. The list includes Republicans who voted for the bank bailout, but voted against the auto industry bailout. 

The full list: 
Bob Bennett, R-UT 
Richard Burr, R-NC 
Saxby Chambliss, R-GA 
Tom Coburn, R-OK 
Norm Coleman, R-MN 
Bob Corker, R-TN 
John Ensign, R-NV 
Chuck Grassley, R-IA 
Judd Gregg, R-NH 
Orrin Hatch, R-UT 
Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-TX 
Johnny Isakson, R-GA 
John Kyl, R-AZ 
Mel Martinez, R-FL 
John McCain, R-AZ 
Mitch McConnell, R-KY 
Lisa Murkowski, R-AK 
John Thune, R-SD

No love for your favorite St. Paul Ford plant, Coleman? You sure loved them when you went to meet with Ford officials and got some pretty nice press for temporarily saving the plant once again.