Many Vulnerable Reps Voted Against Stem Cell Research

Many here have already read Jonathan Alter's piece on "stem cell research" (The Pro-Cure Movement, which is a great frame for it). Democrats certainly need to make this a big issue, for so many reasons that have been repeated over and over. The issue isnt about abortion, which is why polls show even 50% of Republicans approving embryonic stem cell use. Most people know someone who could be helped by stem cells. And the fact that the President would use a veto, much less his first ever, on this is appalling(Sen. Brownback, in an effort to court the religious right for an 08 prez bid, will also try to filibuster the bill).

 
The bill did pass in the House, with 50 Republicans defying the Bush veto. And what's interesting is that many vulnerbale reps voted against the legislation. At least, what I consider vulnerable(getting 60% or less in the last election). Below are the Reps who voted "No" on life saving research(sorry, kind of long and messy).

Republicans(Name- District- % of vote won in 04):

Renzi-AZ1- 59%

Frank-AZ2-59%

Hayworth-AZ05-60%

Boozman-AR03-59%

Musgrave CO04- 51%

Tancredo-CO06-60%

Beauprez-CO7-55%

Harris-FL13-55%(running for Senate)

Gingrey-Ga11-57%

Hyde-Ill06-56% (retiring)

Chocola-IN02-54%

Soudrel-IN09-49%

Hostetller-IN08-53%

Nussle-IA01-55% (running for governor)

Northup-KY03-60%

Davis-KY04-54%

Alexander-LA05-59%

Knollberg-MI09-58%

McCotter-MI11-57%

Kline-MN02-57%

Mark Kennedy-MN06-54%(running for Senate)

Fortenberry-NE01-54%

Garrett-NJ05-58%

Ferguson-NJ07-57%

Pearce-NM02-60%

Reynolds-NY26-56%

Kuhl-NY29-51%

Foxx-NC05-59%

Hayes-NC08-56%

Taylor-NC11-55%

Chabot-OH01-60%

Oxley-OH02-59%

Sullivan-OK01-60%

Fitzpatrick-PA08-56%

Weldon-PA07-59%

English-PA03-60%

Poe-TX02-55%

Neugebauer-TX19-58%

Delay-TX22-55%

Sessions-TX-32-54%

Drake-VA02-55%

Democrats:

Davis-TN04-55%

Holden-PA17-59%

Sad that two Dem Reps and 14 overall voted against it. A few of these reps are running for higher offices in moderate states(MN, FL). Hopefully, Democrats can hammer this issue and that along with others, it can help oust some of these incumbents, despite gerrymandering. Anyone in any of these of districts, who has info as to how safe/vulnerable the incumbent is? It is worth a shot to get an ad out, in some of these districts.

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