The list of Democrats on the fence about Obamacare keeps moving around. We know that since the fall vote which passed Obamacare 1.0 by a margin of 220 to 215, Nancy Pelosi has lost four votes to death or retirement and one vote from the sole Republican who voted with her. In addition to those lost votes, at least three Democrats who voted with her in 2009 and have already said no to this go-around. Bart Stupak, the pro-life democrat from Michigan also says he and at least 10 other Democrats will not vote for the bill. At least two "no" votes have flipped to "yes" --Dennis Kucinich and Betsy Markey-- and more are expected.
Thus as the Sunday showdown approaches the need for direct contact with Members on or even near the fence is great. Below is a list compiled from a variety of sources. Some fence-sitters already have well-known opponents in the fall. The most persuasive message of all is the call or e-mail that relays that a contribution has been made to the named opponent and there's more where that came from if the member votes yes on Obamacare.
Additional information is always available at www.house.gov. Start dialing.
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