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Vulnerable Democrats Join GOP on Syrian Refugee Vote

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick was the only member of the DCCC’s Frontline Program to vote against the measure.

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Jack Fitzpatrick
Nov. 20, 2015, 9:31 a.m.

“Nearly every mem­ber” of the DCCC’s Front­line Pro­gram “for vul­ner­able mem­bers voted Thursday for a Re­pub­lic­an bill that would add bur­eau­crat­ic se­cur­ity checks for Syr­i­ans and Ir­aqis hop­ing to enter the U.S. as refugees. … Of the 14 Front­line mem­bers, just one,” Rep. Ann Kirk­patrick (D-AZ 01), voted against it. Forty-sev­en Demo­crats sup­por­ted the bill over­all. (Roll Call)

Some of the most vul­ner­able Demo­crats who voted in fa­vor of the meas­ure in­clude Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-CA 31), Brad Ash­ford (D-NE 02), Ami Be­ra (D-CA 07), Ju­lia Brown­ley (D-CA 26), Jim Costa (D-CA 16), John Delaney (D-MD 06), John Gara­mendi (D-CA 03), Gwen Gra­ham (D-FL 02), Steve Is­rael (D-NY 03), Ann Kuster (D-NH 02), Sean Patrick Malo­ney (D-NY 18), Rick No­lan (D-MN 08), Scott Peters (D-CA 52), Colin Peterson (D-MN 07), Raul Ruiz (D-CA 36), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ 09), Louise Slaughter (D-NY 25), and Tim Walz (D-MN 01). Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL 18), who is run­ning for Sen­ate, also sup­por­ted it.

HOY­ER: WIN­NING HOUSE NOT IM­POSSIBLE. House Minor­ity Whip Steny Hoy­er (D-MD 05) told re­port­ers he still isn’t rul­ing out a wave elec­tion that al­lows Demo­crats to pick up the 30 seats ne­ces­sary to win back the House. “I’m not pre­dict­ing at this point in time we’ll take the 30 seats we need, but I do not be­lieve that is im­possible either,” he said. “I think it would be very pos­sible that we could well do that.” (Real­Clear­Polit­ics)

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