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A few hours ago in the House, 87 Republicans joined the entire Democratic caucus in attendance to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling (for a few months). Frankly, I don't think any of these 87 Republicans deserve any credit. If you hand in a paper two weeks late, you get an F. End stop.

The Republican caucus voted 144 to 87 against the Senate legislation. This isn't the first time this session that we've seen legislation passed without the majority of the majority. Republicans opposed the Hurricane Sandy legislation 179 to 49. They opposed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act 138 to 87.

That inspired me to ask a question: Which Republicans have, when push comes to shove, voted in favor of basic governance?

I cross-checked the votes and came up with only 28 names. I'll drop Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) from the list of "moderates" (heavy emphasis on the quotation marks) because he is Majority Whip. If Boehner wants the vote to pass, then McCarthy will be voting for it.

Here are the other 27. Basically, they're the Republicans of the Mid-Atlantic (PA, NY, NJ, and WV) plus some from blue states like WA and IL and blue territory like Southern Florida.

Lou Barletta (PA-11)
Charles Boustany (LA-03)
Shelley Capito (WV-02)
Tom Cole (OK-04)
Kevin Cramer (ND-AL)
Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Charlie Dent (PA-15)
Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25)
Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11)
Jim Gerlach (PA-06)
Chris Gibson (NY-19)
Michael Grimm (NY-11)
Richard Hanna (NY-22)
Gregg Harper (MS-03)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03)
Peter King (NY-02)
Leonard Lance (NJ-07)
Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02)
Buck McKeon (CA-25)
David McKinley (WV-01)
Pat Meehan (PA-07)
David Reichert (WA-08)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)
Jon Runyan (NJ-03)
John Shimkus (IL-15)
Todd Young (IN-09)

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