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  •  I don't think Janice Hahn is "forced to the left" (3+ / 0-)

    I think she's just liberal, as are Kucinich, Kaptur, Price, and Miller.  Rather, I think it's more likely that primaries between incumbent Democrats will tend to be between fairly liberal ones.  

    Still, thanks for spotlighting this--I'd noticed these votes myself.  Frankly, I'm not too surprised with fairly conservative budgetary votes from Himes.  As for Hochul and Kind, both were among the Democrats who voted for a Balanced Budget Amendment:

    Democrats Voting 'Aye'

    Rep. Jason Altmire [D, PA-4]
    Rep. John Barrow [D, GA-12]
    Rep. Sanford Bishop [D, GA-2]
    Rep. Dan Boren [D, OK-2]
    Rep. Leonard Boswell [D, IA-3]
    Rep. Dennis Cardoza [D, CA-18]
    Rep. Ben Chandler [D, KY-6]
    Rep. Jim Cooper [D, TN-5]
    Rep. Jim Costa [D, CA-20]
    Rep. Jerry Costello [D, IL-12]
    Rep. Henry Cuellar [D, TX-28]
    Rep. Peter DeFazio [D, OR-4]
    Rep. Joe Donnelly [D, IN-2]
    Rep. Kathleen Hochul [D, NY-26]
    Rep. Tim Holden [D, PA-17]
    Rep. Jay Inslee [D, WA-1]
    Rep. Ronald Kind [D, WI-3]
    Rep. Larry Kissell [D, NC-8]
    Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D, IL-3]
    Rep. David Loebsack [D, IA-2]
    Rep. Jim Matheson [D, UT-2]
    Rep. Mike McIntyre [D, NC-7]
    Rep. Collin Peterson [D, MN-7]
    Rep. Mike Ross [D, AR-4]
    Rep. Heath Shuler [D, NC-11]

    A fair amount of overlap here with the Democrats who voted against the Van Hollen plan: Barrow, Chandler, Cooper, Costa, DeFazio, Donnelly, Hochul, Kind, Kissell, Lipinski, Koebsack, Matheson, McIntyre, Peterson, Ross, and Shuler are on both lists.

    Altmire...there's someone who might be forced a bit to the left by a primary!

    26, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-14 (formerly PA-02/NY-12).

    by Xenocrypt on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 03:11:55 PM PDT

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