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Mel Martinez Supports Holder Nomination

Friday, 16 Jan 2009 01:27 PM

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WASHINGTON – Republican senator Mel Martinez of Florida says he will support Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder, putting him a big step closer to confirmation.

Holder met with Martinez morning Friday while the Senate Judiciary Committee held a second day of hearings on his nomination.

Martinez said in a statement that he believes Holder understands the unique role of the nation's top law enforcement official and intends to vote to confirm him.

The support from Martinez and the already-declared backing from Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, should give Holder the 60 votes necessary to avoid a filibuster, assuming all the current Democratic senators support him.

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