All Senate Dems, including Manchin, vote to protect Obamacare funding 

All Democrats in the U.S. Senate just voted to preserve funding for the national health care law, with the measure being rejected by a 47 to 53 vote straight party line vote.

The Obamacare defunding vote could be particularly harmful to Sen. Joe Manchin who won a special election in West Virginia last year by convincing voters that he was a conservative Democrat who would buck party leadership.

In fact, weeks before the election, Manchin said he was open to repealing the health care law entirely.

This is a vote he'll have to explain to his constituents when he defends his seat in 2012.

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