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Bad Election Day for Appropriators

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By my count there were seven vulnerable GOP appropriators (Sweeney (NY), Northrup (KY), Taylor (NC), Sherwood (PA), Walsh (NY), Kirk (IL), and Doolittle (CA)).As it stands now, it appears that four of those appropriators (Sweeney, Northrup, Taylor, and Sherwood) have lost.  Taylor was even a “cardinal” as chairman of the Interior appropriators subcommittee.  And the only reason that the three other vulnerable GOP appropriators are still standing is that the results aren’t in yet.In the Senate, of the two vulnerable GOP appropriators (DeWine (OH) and Burns (MT)), DeWine has already lost.  So much for the theory that pork delivers victory.