March 22nd, 2010
08:05 AM ET
11 years ago

Health care vitals: Taking one for the team?

Washington (CNN) - Many of the 15 House Democrats who are not seeking re-election in November were under pressure to "take one for the team" on the Senate health plan Sunday night by casting what might have been an unpopular "yes" vote back in their districts.

In the end, 11 retiring Democrats voted in favor of the measure; four voted no.  Six of the soon-to-be retirees are seeking other elected office.

Retiring House Democrats Who Voted Yes
Brian Baird	WA-3
Bill Delahunt	MA-10
Brad Ellsworth*	IN-8
Bart Gordon	TN-6
Paul Hodes*	NH-2
Patrick Kennedy	RI-1
Kendrick Meek*	FL-17
Dennis Moore	KS-3
Joe Sestak*	PA-7
Vic Snyder	AR-2
Diane Watson	CA-33

Retiring House Democrats Who Voted No
Marion Berry	AR-1
Artur Davis*	AL-7
Charlie Melancon*	LA-3
John Tanner	TN-8

*seeking other office

Filed under: Health care • Health care vote count
soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Sorensen

    Have you noticed, that the democratic no-votes all come from
    deep southern states, where a lot of people have no teeth!!

    March 22, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
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