May 4, 2009

A somewhat fragile Democratic majority

Filed under: Politics,Publications — grahamophone @ 9:21 am

800px-capital_buildingjpgStories about last week’s House budget vote tally noted most of the 17 nays are in districts with vulnerable seats and large numbers of Republicans. But that doesn’t tell the whole story.

If every Democrat in a Republican-leaning district voted against the budget, it might have failed by a small margin instead of passing by a larger margin. In all, 47 Democrats who voted for the budget represent districts that John McCain won by at least one percent in 2008. Here’s a story about my Congressional district, and read on for more numbers and details. (more…)

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