Tea Party Patriot Action Alert – please call these Critters if you live in their district..

Tea Party Patriots has a focused call list. Please call these Critters if you live in their district. Get their numbers here, or scroll down MiM’s home page for a list:

House Members by State

Name
District
Competitive race?
Obama-McCain
Junior?
Comment

Brian Baird
WA-03

Retiring
52-46
No
He’s retiring, making him immune to GOP pressure. He recently said he was totally “undecided.”

John Boccieri
OH-16

Yes
48-50
Freshman
Boccieri has turned out to be a lesser priority for the NRCC than fellow Ohio freshmen Kilroy and Driehaus. He has recently sounded open to supporting the bill.

Bart Gordon
TN-06

Retiring
37-62
Sophomore
He’s retiring, which puts him right at the top of the Democrats’ priority list since the GOP can’t pressure him with electoral reasons. He is a Blue Dog. A very important detail: He voted for the bill in the Energy & Commerce Committee before opposing it on the floor, which certainly suggests he’d be open to voting for it now.

Larry Kissell
NC-08

Yes
53-47
freshman
Faces a competitive race, though he represents one of the bluest districts among the 39 who voted ‘no’ in the fall.

Scott Murphy
NY-23

Not for now
51-48
freshman
Murphy looks safer than he did this fall

That leaves us with 18 Democrats whose support for a final bill is plausible, albeit still tough to envision. It will at the least require some very heavy pushing for Pelosi to convince any of these:

Jason Altmire
PA-04

Yes
44-55
Sophomore
Despite a few hints of openness to supporting a bill, he has sounded very hostile to health-care reform and the abortion issue should seal his “no.” He’s a Blue Dog.

John Adler
NJ-03

Yes
52-47
Freshman
Adler has done his best to position himself as a centrist over the past few months and he is facing a tricky race. Yet, he is less vulnerable than many others on this list and he represents a district that clearly voted for Obama. He should be right at the top of Pelosi’s target list.

John Barrow
GA-12

No
54-45
No

Allen Boyd
FL-02

In primary
45-54
No
At this point, this Blue Dog has more to worry about in the Dem primary than in the general election. He’s a Blue Dog.

Rick Boucher
VA-09

Yes
40-59
No
Boucher looks far more vulnerable now than he did in the fall, which will complicate Pelosi’s outreach.

Ben Chandler
KY-06

Probably not

43-55
No
The filing deadline has passed in Kentucky, and while the race could heat up Chandler doesn’t have to worry about facing a top-tier Republican. Will this encourage him to vote “yes”? He did support cap-and-trade. He’s a Blue Dog.

Tim Holden
PA-17

Yes
48-51
No
He’s a Blue Dog, and he is facing his first tough re-election race in some time.

Suzanne Kosmas
FL-24

Yes
49-51
freshman
She has emerged as a fairly centrist Democrat, so I’d be somewhat surprised if she switches; but her district is not as red as others on this list.

Frank Kratovil
MD-01

Yes
40-58
freshman
If Pelosi convinces him that he will lose anyway, perhaps?

Betsy Markey
CO-04

Yes
49-50
freshman
She’s a Blue Dog. The Democratic leadership let her be the main sponsor of the bill repealing the anti-trust exemption; might she repay them by voting “yes”?

Eric Massa
NY-29

Probably
48-51
freshman
He is fundraising off his initial vote for health-care, but he is one of the most obvious votes for the leadership to target.

Jim Matheson
UT-02

Probably not

39-57
No
Would be surprised if he votes “yes,” but in recent comments he was less hostile than other Blue Dogs. He’s a Blue Dog.

Michael McMahon
NY-03

Perhaps
49-51
freshman

Mike McIntyre
NC-07

No
47-52
No
The filing deadline passed in North Carolina, and the GOP failed to recruit a credible challenger despite the district’s red lean. Despite McIntyre’s conservatism, that alone makes him a target to leadership pressure. He’s a Blue Dog.

Glenn Nye
VA-02

Yes
51-49
freshman
He’s a Blue Dog, a freshman and he faces a tough race in November – a tough combination for Pelosi. But he also represents one of the few Obama districts on this list, so he is sure to face more pressure than others.

Colin Peterson
MN-07

Probably not

47-50
No
Committee chairman. He’s a Blue Dog.

Ike Skelton
MO-04

Yes
38-61
No
He’s a Blue Dog. The abortion issue could prevent Pelosi from convincing him.

John Tanner
TN-08

Retiring
43-56
No
His retirement is prompting talk he might be more wiling to help his party, though he looks likely to do so than Baird and Gordon. He’s a Blue Dog.

March 4, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes.

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