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July 12, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Former Sen. Chic Hecht (R-Nev.) won Senate confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas on Tuesday, surviving protests from some Democrats that he lacks the skills needed for a post that has become critical to the war against drug trafficking. The vote to confirm Hecht, 60, who was defeated for reelection last year, was 78 to 19. It came after Hecht's defenders said he was fully qualified by his experience in business, banking and government to handle an ambassadorship and after Sen.
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July 12, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Former Sen. Chic Hecht (R-Nev.) won Senate confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas on Tuesday, surviving protests from some Democrats that he lacks the skills needed for a post that has become critical to the war against drug trafficking. The vote to confirm Hecht, 60, who was defeated for reelection last year, was 78 to 19. It came after Hecht's defenders said he was fully qualified by his experience in business, banking and government to handle an ambassadorship and after Sen.
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