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Republican Bond to vote yes on Sotomayor

Sen. Kit Bond joined a small list of Republicans who intend to vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Elections do have consequences," he said.

"I've supported justices with whom I disagree," Bond said, adding that hoped "partisanship" will not affect the selection of justices.

Bond said he disagreed with many of her views and rulings, but said she was well-qualified and "proven herself."

Sen. Claire McCaskill is a yes vote as well. Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts -- Republicans of Kansas -- have said they'll vote no.

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