Comments for: Chuck Hagel wins key US senators’ votes for defense secretary

Posted Jan. 15, 2013, at 9:05 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel’s chances of becoming the President Barack Obama’s defense secretary received a critical boost on Tuesday when two leading Senate Democrats said they had decided to vote to confirm him. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, and Sen. Barbara Boxer, …

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