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Sen. Manchin uses Heimlich maneuver to help lawmaker

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin performed the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow Democrat when she began choking. (U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's Website)

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin performed the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow Democrat when she began choking.

A spokesman for Manchin told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill began choking during a luncheon for Senate Democrats on Thursday. Manchin used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the blockage in McCaskill's throat, but he cracked a rib in the process.

McCaskill addressed Democrats at the annual Truman Dinner in St. Louis on Saturday. She said she would not be hugging people when she appeared late last week at an NAACP dinner in St. Louis.

Manchin is from West Virginia; McCaskill represents Missouri.

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