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Monday, November 15, 2010; 5:56 PM

Following is a list of where Senate Republicans stand on the proposed ban on earmarks, as of Monday afternoon.

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NOTE: Asterisks indicate Republicans who backed Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) proposed moratorium in March.

Republicans who support the ban (27)

Sen. Mike Crapo (Idaho)*

Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.)*

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.)*

Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.)*

Sen. John Barrasso (Wyo.)*

Sen. Tom Coburn (Okla.)*

Sen. John Ensign (Nev.)*

Sen. Mike Enzi (Wyo.)*

Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.)*

Sen. John Cornyn (Texas)*

Sen. Richard Burr (N.C.)*

Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.)*

Sen. Mike Johanns (Neb.)*

Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)*

Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine)

Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah)*

Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)

Sen. Pat Roberts (Kan.)

Sen.-elect Dan Coats (Ind.)

Sen.-elect Mike Lee (Utah)

Sen.-elect Pat Toomey (Pa.)

Sen.-elect Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)

Sen.-elect Ron Johnson (Wis.)

Sen.-elect Marco Rubio (Fla.)

Sen.-elect Rand Paul (Ky.)

Sen.-elect Mark Kirk (Ill.)

Sen.-elect Jerry Moran (Kan.)

Republicans opposing the ban (2):

Sen. James Inhofe (Okla.)

Sen. Richard Shelby (Ala.)

Republicans who haven't stated a position on the ban (17)

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.)*

Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)*

Sen. Charles Grassley (Iowa)*

Sen. Johnny Isakson (Ga.)*

Sen. Jon Kyl (Ariz.)*

Sen. Jim Risch (Idaho)*

Sen. John Thune (S.D.)*

Sen. David Vitter (La.)*

Sen. Thad Cochran (Miss.)

Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas)

Sen. Richard Lugar (Ind.)

Sen. Roger Wicker (Miss.)

Sen.-elect Roy Blunt (Mo.)

Sen.-elect John Boozman (Ark.)

Sen.-elect John Hoeven (N.D.)

Sen.-elect Rob Portman (Ohio)

--Felicia Sonmez


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