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How Political Was The Vote?

Via Nate Silver, this is a pretty great indicator:

among 26 congressmen NOT running for re-election (almost all of whom are Republicans), 23 voted in favor of the bill, as opposed to 2 against and one abstaining.

Update: Eve has slightly different numbers below; but you get the idea.

And, yes, a lot of members in safe seats voted against the bill, too. Although in some cases I wonder whether they might worry that the definition of "safe" could change on a dime.

I should add that I fully believe many of the no votes came from people with real substantive revulsion towards the bill. But clearly politics played a major role here--maybe not partisanship, but fear of the voters for sure.  

--Michael Crowley