WASHINGTON--The Senate on Tuesday voted 67-28 to advance the New START nuclear treaty with Russia--enough votes to ratify the treaty. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) voted against advancing the measure. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and all other Democrats voting were for moving the treaty to the final vote.
Passing the treaty is a top Obama White House priority. A treaty needs 67 votes to pass.
The Obama White House found 11 Republican votes:
Alexander, Bennett (UT), Brown (MA), Cochran, Collins, Corker, Isakson, Lugar, Murkowski, Snowe, Voinovich.