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Election 2010

The pendulum swings back

The Democrats who were most endangered going into the 2010 midterms were in the 50 districts that had been taken away from Republicans in 2006 and 2008 and those in the 48 relatively conservative districts where Obama lost. A look at how they fared:

'06 & '08 new democrats

Districts Obama lost in '08

Of the 35 seats Republicans reclaimed, here's how the Democrats in those districts voted on the following bills:

8 voted for TARP
33 voted for stimulus package
25 voted for health-care bill
22 voted for climate change bill*
'04 '06 '08
How the '08 Democrat in that seat
voted on the following legislation:
'10
2010 WINNER
AL
Bobby Bright
Martha Roby
AZ
Ann Kirkpatrick
Y
Y
Paul Gosar
AZ
Harry Mitchell
Y
Y
Y
David Schweikert
CO
Betsy Markey
Y
Y
Y
Cory Gardner
FL
Alan Grayson
Y
Y
Y
Daniel Webster
FL
Ron Klein
Y
Y
Y
Y
Allen West
FL
Suzanne Kosmas
Y
Y
Y
Sandra Adams
GA
Jim Marshall
Y
Y
Austin Scott
ID
Walt Minnick
Raul Labrador
IL
Bill Foster
Y
Y
Y
Randy Hultgren
IL
Deborah Halvorson
Y
Y
Y
Adam Kinzinger
IN
Brad Ellsworth
Y
Y
Y
Larry Bucshon
IN
Baron Hill
Y
Y
Y
Todd Young
MD
Frank Kratovil
Y
Y
Andy Harris
MI
Mark Schauer
Y
Y
Y
Tim Walberg
MS
Travis Childers
Y
Alan Nunnelee
NH
Paul Hodes
Y
Y
Y
Charlie Bass
NH
Carol Shea-Porter
Y
Y
Y
Frank Guinta
NJ
John Adler
Y
Y
Jon Runyan
NM
Harry Teague
Y
Y
Steve Pearce
NV
Dina Titus
Y
Y
Y
Joe Heck
NY
Daniel Maffei
Y
Y
Y
Ann Marie Buerkle
NY
Eric Massa
Y
Thomas Reed
OH
John Boccieri
Y
Y
Y
Jim Renacci
OH
Steve Driehaus
Y
Y
Y
Steve Chabot
OH
Mary Jo Kilroy
Y
Y
Y
Steve Stivers
OH
Zachary Space
Y
Y
Y
Bob Gibbs
PA
Chris Carney
Y
Y
Thomas Marino
PA
Kathy Dahlkemper
Y
Y
Mike Kelly
PA
Patrick Murphy
Y
Y
Y
Y
Michael Fitzpatrick
PA
Joe Sestak
Y
Y
Y
Y
Patrick Meehan
TX
Ciro Rodriguez
Y
Y
Quico Canseco
VA
Glenn Nye
Y
Scott Rigell
VA
Tom Perriello
Y
Y
Y
Robert Hurt
WI
Steve Kagen
Y
Y
Y
Reid Ribble
AZ
Gabrielle Giffords
Y
Y
Y
Y
Gabrielle Giffords
CA
Jerry McNerney
Y
Y
Y
Y
Jerry McNerney
CO
Ed Perlmutter
Y
Y
Y
Y
Ed Perlmutter
CT
Joe Courtney
Y
Y
Y
Joe Courtney
CT
James Himes
Y
Y
Y
James Himes
CT
Christopher Murphy
Y
Y
Y
Y
Christopher Murphy
IA
Bruce Braley
Y
Y
Y
Y
Bruce Braley
IN
Joe Donnelly
Y
Y
Y
Joe Donnelly
KY
John Yarmuth
Y
Y
Y
Y
John Yarmuth
MI
Gary Peters
Y
Y
Y
Gary Peters
MN
Timothy Walz
Y
Y
Y
Timothy Walz
NC
Larry Kissell
Y
Larry Kissell
NC
Heath Shuler
Y
Heath Shuler
NM
Martin Heinrich
Y
Y
Y
Martin Heinrich
PA
Jason Altmire
Y
Jason Altmire
VA
Gerry Connolly
Y
Y
Y
Gerry Connolly
* The Senate never took up the bill.
SOURCES: AP, House clerk.
GRAPHIC: Wilson Andrews, Dan Keating, Karen Yourish / The Washington Post - November 3, 2010.
 

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