Obamacare and Cap-and-Trade Wrap

by Matthew Shaffer


Here are the defeated Democratic incumbents broken down based on their votes on the House health care reform bill of November 7, 2009 (HR 3962) and cap-and-trade bill of June 26, 2009 (HR 2454).  As it shows, 36 of the 46 Democratic incumbents (78%) who ended up losing were among those who voted for at least one of these two bills.


Defeated Democratic Incumbents Who Voted for Both Cap-and-Trade and Health Care Reform (18):

Alan Grayson (FL-8) 

Ron Klein (FL-22) 

Debbie Halvorson (IL-11) 

Phil Hare (IL-17) 

Baron Hill (IN-9) 

Mark Schauer (MI-7) 

Jim Oberstar (MN-8) 

Dina Titus (NV-3) 

Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1) 

John Hall (NY-19) 

Bob Etheridge (NC-2) 

Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15) 

Zack Space (OH-18) 

Patrick Murphy (PA-8) 

Paul Kanjorski (PA-11) 

John Spratt (SC-5) 

Tom Perriello (VA-5) 

Steve Kagen (WI-8)


Defeated Democratic Incumbents Who Voted for Cap-and-Trade Only (11):

Betsy Markey (CO-4) 

Allen Boyd (FL-2) 

Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24) 

Frank Kratovil (MD-1) 

Ike Skelton (MO-4) 

John Adler (NJ-3) 

Harry Teague (NM-2) 

Mike McMahon (NY-13) 

Scott Murphy (NY-20) 

John Boccieri (OH-16) 

Rick Boucher (VA-9)


Defeated Democratic Incumbents Who Voted for Health Care Reform Only (9):

Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1) 

Harry Mitchell (AZ-5) 

John Salazar (CO-3) 

Bill Foster (IL-14) 

Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL) 

Charlie Wilson (OH-6) 

Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3) 

Chris Carney (PA-10) 

Ciro Rodriguez (TX-23)


Defeated Democratic Incumbents Who Didn’t Vote for Either Cap-and-Trade or Health Care Reform (10): 

Bobby Bright (AL-2) 

Jim Marshall (GA-8) 

Walt Minnick (ID-1) 

Travis Childers (MS-1) 

Gene Taylor (MS-4) 

Michael Arcuri (NY-24) 

Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (SD-AL) 

Lincoln Davis (TN-4) 

Chet Edwards (TX-17) 

Glenn Nye (VA-2)

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