Senate confirms Simon for Oregon judgeship

The Senate on Tuesday afternoon confirmed Michael H. Simon to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Oregon.

Simon was first nominated in 2010, and was renominated earlier this year after his nomination failed to come up for a Senate vote.

Simon had a fair amount of bipartisan support, and was approved in a 64-35 vote. Eleven Republicans voted in favor of the confirmation: Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Scott Brown (Mass.), Susan Collins (Maine), John Cornyn (Texas), Lindsey Graham (SC), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Dick Lugar (Ind.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Olympia Snowe (Maine).

All "no" votes came from Republicans.