WASHINGTON -- A bill designed to shrink the pay gap between men and women failed a test vote Tuesday in the Senate, despite the lobbying of President Barack Obama.
The Paycheck Fairness Act -- which Democratic leaders may bring up again -- failed to garner the 60 votes required to advance.
Democrats this election year are seeking to protect the lead that Obama has over Republican challenger Mitt Romney with women voters.
The bill drew 52 yes votes and 47 no votes.
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