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Senate Rejects Earmark Ban

11:23 AM, Nov 30, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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David Freddoso reports that just 39 senators voted for an earmark moratorium sponsored by Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). Fifty-six senators, including eight Republicans, voted to keep earmarks (names of senators up for reelection in 2012 are in bold): 

Akaka (D-HI), Baucus (D-MT), Begich (D-AK), Bennett (R-UT), Bingaman (D-NM)Brown (D-OH)Cantwell (D-WA)Cardin (D-MD)Carper (D-DE)Casey (D-PA), Cochran (R-MS), Collins (R-ME), Conrad (D-ND), Coons (D-DE), Dodd (D-CT), Dorgan (D-ND), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Franken (D-MN), Gillibrand (D-NY), Hagan (D-NC), Harkin (D-IA), Inhofe (R-OK), Inouye (D-HI), Johnson (D-SD), Kerry (D-MA), Klobuchar (D-MN), Kohl (D-WI), Landrieu (D-LA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), Lugar (R-IN)Manchin (D-WV)Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Murkowski (R-AK), Murray (D-WA),Nelson (D-NE), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY), Shelby (R-AL), Specter (D-PA), Stabenow (D-MI)Tester (D-MT), Udall (D-NM), Voinovich (R-OH), Webb (D-VA)Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR).

Coburn told TWS the other week that Republicans who voted for earmarks should worry about facing primary challengers. Indiana's Dick Lugar is the only pro-earmark GOP senator up for reelection in 2012.

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