The Campaign Spot


Rep. John Spratt (D., S.C.) voted for the Democrats’ health-care bill last time. He represents a district that John McCain carried with 53 percent. He’s at 46 percent against two not-terribly-well-known GOP candidates, in what’s shaping up to be a big year for the GOP, in a heavily conservative state.

So if he votes for it again, that’s essentially announcing his retirement, no?

The NRCC contrasts his vote with some actual conservative Democrats: