Menendez and Lautenberg supported auto bailout

Senators Bob Menendez (D-Hoboken) and Frank Lautenberg (D-Cliffside Park) both voted in favor of the automaker bailout that failed last night.

The purpose of the vote was to end a filibuster by the bill’s opponents. While supporters of the bailout had 52 votes in favor of cloture, they fell eight short of the 60 needed to proceed.

The vote was mainly, but not entirely, along party lines.

Menendez and Lautenberg supported auto bailout