UPDATED: Senate rejects earmark ban, 39-56 

An effort by Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., to place a temporary ban on earmarks was defeated. The tally was 39 in favor and 56 against.

There were eight Republican votes against the earmark ban: Bennett of Utah, Cochran, Collins, Inhofe, Lugar, Murkowski, Shelby, and Voinovich.

Seven Democrats voted in favor: Bayh, Bennet of Colorado, Feingold, McCaskill, Udall of Colorado, Nelson, and Warner.

For reference's sake, here are all of the senators voting no. Those with re-elections 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)

There were also five senators not voting:

Bond (R-MO), Boxer (D-CA), Brownback (R-KS), Mikulski (D-MD), Shaheen (D-NH).

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