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Fifty-seven House Democrats have broken ranks with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer to vote with Republicans to fund parts of the government like veterans programs, national parks and the National Institutes of Health.Sixteen of those Democrats voted for all six targeted appropriations bills, introduced at the behest of House Speaker John Boehner, including measures to fund the National Guard and Reserve, NIH, national parks, the District of Columbia and two separate votes for veterans programs. (The House of Representatives voted twice to restore funding for veterans programs, once Oct. 1 and a second time Oct. 3.) Of those 16 Democrats, 10 face tough re-election campaigns in 2014:» Ron Barber, D-Ariz.: R+3 district» Ami Bera, D-Calif.: Evenly split district» Pete Gallego, D-Texas: R+3 district» Joe Garcia, D-Fla.: R+1 district» Jim Matheson, D-Utah: R+16 district» Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.: R+12 district» Patrick Murphy, D-Fla.: R+3 district» Scott Peters, D-Calif.: D+2 district» Raul Ruiz, D-Calif.: R+1 district» Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.: R+1 districtAdditionally, nine Democrats who voted for one or more of the targeted funding bills are also facing tough re-elections:» John Barrow, D-Ga.: R+9 district» Tim Bishop, D-N.Y.: R+2 district» Peter DeFazio, D-Ore.: D+2 district» Sean Maloney, D-N.Y.: Evenly split district» Rick Nolan, D-Minn.: D+1 district» Bill Owens, D-N.Y.: Evenly split district» Collin Peterson, D-Minn.: R+6 district» Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.: R+14 district» Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.: Evenly split district
Wow. Just wow.Now let's see similar movement in the Senate.
I hope this places the final nail in Mary Landrieu (going along with Reid)
But according to some members of this forum the republicans are loosing the argument badly!
I'm willing to eat crow...