Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Electoral Benefits of Obamacare

The Hill has a good roundup of the electoral challenges facing supposed Democratic "moderates" who buckled and voted for Obamacare. Some of the list of honor:
Democratic Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (Ariz.), Suzanne Kosmas (Fla.), Debbie Halvorson (Ill.), Kathy Dahlkemper (Pa.), Carol Shea-Porter (N.H.), Mary Jo Kilroy (Ohio), Steve Driehaus (Ohio) and Betsy Markey (Colo.) were all late yes votes on health reform. Most, if not all, of them will lose on Tuesday, according to nonpartisan campaign experts.

Other Democrats who announced their support in the last few days before the March 21 vote are in tossup races, including Reps. Harry Mitchell (Ariz.), Paul Kanjorski (Pa.), Chris Carney (Pa.) and Bill Foster (Ill.).
This list doesn't even include those (like Bart Stupak) who retired rather than face the voters after having voted for Obamacare.

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