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  •  5 Interesting Votes (3+ / 0-)
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    GloFish, BeloitDem, MichaelNY

    1. Tom Latham: He's in a swing district and is a major Boehner ally, yet he voted no.

    2. Joe Pitts: Very conservative, but voted yes.

    3. Don Manzullo: See Pitts.

    4. Lynn Jenkins, Mike Turner, Scott Rigell, Frank Wolf, Sean Duffy, Erik Paulsen, Shelley Moore Capito, David McKinley: All very sane Republicans voting no.  Paulsen isn't running for Senate in 2014 it looks like.  McKinley may be interested in Senate though.  Duffy and Rigell are still in swingy districts, but Rigell's is defense-heavy.

    5. Xavier Becerra, Kevin McCarthy, Eric Cantor: Leadership members voting against their party's leaders.

    20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
    Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
    UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.5.38, -3.23

    by jncca on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 09:37:17 PM PST

    •  Perhaps (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, James Allen

      Capito voted no to help ward off the freedom works and Club for Growth crazies that will soon descend on her in 2014.

      Manzullo is retiring and he's old so no real chance of a comeback; maybe voting yes was a last favor to Boehner.

      I think McCarthy and Cantor want to be speaker and voting no will help with the far right of the caucus.

      I have no idea on Becerra or Latham (who probably thinks he's safe).

      Gary Miller voted yes. Maybe he's finally realized he's in a heavily democratic district.

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