House Republicans just voted to take away healthcare from 24 million people. Luckily, there’s already a plan in place to make them pay.
Because the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was at record popularity, and because Republicans voted to repeal it, it’s safe to assume there are plenty of constituents in their respective districts who are eager to vote their representative out of office in November of 2018. Liberal blog Daily Kos took the time to identify 24 Republicans in swing districts that supported the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare).
In these districts, Donald Trump won with less than 50 percent of the vote, making each representative that much more vulnerable, as they will have to now run for re-election by defending President Trump and the repeal of Obamacare. Here are their names:
|AZ-02||McSally, Martha||IL-06||Roskam, Peter|
|CA-10||Denham, Jeff||IL-13||Davis, Rodney|
|CA-21||Valadao, David||IL-14||Hultgren, Randy|
|CA-25||Knight, Steve||KS-03||Yoder, Kevin|
|CA-39||Royce, Ed||MI-11||Trott, Dave|
|CA-45||Walters, Mimi||MN-02||Lewis, Jason|
|CA-48||Rohrabacher, Dana||MN-03||Paulsen, Erik|
|CA-49||Issa, Darrell||NE-02||Bacon, Don|
|FL-25||Diaz-Balart, Mario||NJ-11||Frelinghuysen, Rodney|
|FL-26||Curbelo, Carlos||TX-07||Culberson, John|
|IA-01||Blum, Rod||TX-32||Sessions, Pete|
|IA-03||Young, David||VA-02||Taylor, Scott|
The blog has also launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at supporting Democratic candidates who will be running against them in 2018, to help give them an early fundraising edge in their campaigns to unseat the Republican incumbents. As of this writing, the fund has slightly over $836,000 to be divided amongst the districts. In order to contribute more, click here to donate.
If Democrats are able to swing 24 Republican districts, it would be enough for them to take back the majority for the first time since 2010.
Jamie Green is a contributor to the Resistance Report covering the Trump administration, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.