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Rubio votes against Chuck Hagel; Nelson votes with majority to confirm



UPDATE Wednesday: The Senate also voted to confirm Jack Lew as treasury secretary. Bill Nelson voted yes; Marco Rubio voted no.

The U.S. Senate this afternoon voted 58-41 to confirm Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary, ending a partisan fight.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio voted against Hagel, while Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson voted for him.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:48pm]


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