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With NRA Watching, 17 Dems Vote With GOP on Holder

June 29, 2012

When examining at the list of seventeen Democrats who bucked their party on Thursday and voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress (including Joe Donnelly, the lone Democratic Senate nominee to do so), it's worth considering the role the of National Rifle Association's decision to score the vote, which looks like it pushed more Democrats in distircts where gun rights are important toward voting with the GOP:

Jason Altmire, D-Pa.
John Barrow, D-Ga.
Dan Boren, D-Okla.
Leonard Boswell, D-Ia.
Ben Chandler, D-Ky.
Mark Critz, D-Pa.
Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.
Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y.
Ron Kind, D-Wis.
Larry Kissell, D-N.C.
Jim Matheson, D-Utah
Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.
Bill Owens, D-N.Y.
Collin Peterson, D-Minn.
Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.
Mike Ross, D-Ark.
Tim Walz, D-Minn.

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