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Senate Judiciary Committee recommends Holder.

By Amanda Terkel  

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In a 17-2 vote today, the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended President Obama’s attorney general nominee Eric Holder to the full Senate for consideration. Six Republicans approved Holder, with Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John Cornyn (R-TX) as the only “nay” votes. Yesterday, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) announced that he would support Holder’s nomination, even though he had expressed reservations about the pick and forced Senate Democrats to delay the hearings.

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