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57 Democrats join House GOP to fund key departments, programs

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Fifty-seven House Democrats have broken ranks with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer to vote with Republicans to fund parts of the government like veterans programs, national parks and the National Institutes of Health.

Sixteen of those Democrats voted for all six targeted appropriations bills, introduced at the behest of House Speaker John Boehner, including measures to fund the National Guard and Reserve, NIH, national parks, the District of Columbia and two separate votes for veterans programs. (The House of Representatives voted twice to restore funding for veterans programs, once Oct. 1 and a second time Oct. 3.)

Of those 16 Democrats, 10 face tough re-election campaigns in 2014:

» Ron Barber, D-Ariz.: R+3 district
» Ami Bera, D-Calif.: Evenly split district
» Pete Gallego, D-Texas: R+3 district
» Joe Garcia, D-Fla.: R+1 district
» Jim Matheson, D-Utah: R+16 district
» Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.: R+12 district
» Patrick Murphy, D-Fla.: R+3 district
» Scott Peters, D-Calif.: D+2 district
» Raul Ruiz, D-Calif.: R+1 district
» Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.: R+1 district

Additionally, nine Democrats who voted for one or more of the targeted funding bills are also facing tough re-elections:

» John Barrow, D-Ga.: R+9 district
» Tim Bishop, D-N.Y.: R+2 district
» Peter DeFazio, D-Ore.: D+2 district
» Sean Maloney, D-N.Y.: Evenly split district
» Rick Nolan, D-Minn.: D+1 district
» Bill Owens, D-N.Y.: Evenly split district
» Collin Peterson, D-Minn.: R+6 district
» Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.: R+14 district
» Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.: Evenly split district

Twenty-one Democrats voted for a single bill — six voted only for restoring funding to the National Guard and Reserve, 15 voted only to fund D.C. and one voted for just a single veterans funding bill.

The second vote lost the support of Rep. André Carson, D-Ind., but picked up the support of Reps. Jim Costa, D-Calif., John Garamendi, D-Calif., and Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.

Original research for this data by Mike Long, press secretary to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and supplemented by the Washington Examiner.

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