Senate Dems' Bid to Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling Dies Quickly

The issue is no longer up for debate


A Democratic effort to overturn the Supreme Court's recent ruling on contraceptive coverage failed in the Senate on Wednesday.

Bill sponsors fell four votes short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate on the measure.

But the purpose of the vote may have been less about trying to move legislation than to put Republicans on record, NPR's Laura Sullivan reports. Democrats are using the issue of contraception policy in heavily-contested Senate races in states such as Kentucky and Colorado.