Thirteen Republicans joined 56 Democrats and two independents Wednesday in approving the U.S.-Russia nuclear arms treaty.
The GOP contingent included conservatives and moderates, and senators from different parts of the country. 26 Republicans voted no, and three--Missouri's Christopher Bond, Kansas' Sam Brownback and Kentucky's Jim Bunning--did not vote. All three are retiring from the Senate and won't be back in January.
The 13 Republican yes votes: Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee, Robert Bennett of Utah, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mike Johanns of Nebraska, Richard Lugar of Indiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and George Voinovich of Ohio.