Who voted no? Will it matter next election?

I am not sure if it is going to matter next election. Most of the names I expected to see. I am not completely satisfied with this debt deal, but I guess it was the only thing that could have happened at this late hour.

There were 161 members who voted against the deal to raise the debt ceiling – an unusual mix of mostly tea party-aligned freshmen and progressive stalwarts.

Among those who opposed the bill were conservative first-termers like New York Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, Minnesota Rep. Chip Cravaack and Louisiana Rep. Jeff Landry, who said in a statement, “I’m sure by Washington standards, today’s deal is a great accomplishment; but by American standards, it comes up short.”

It’s little surprise that South Carolina – a hotbed of tea party activism –was a center of opposition. The state’s three freshmen House Republicans joined GOP Rep. Joe Wilson in casting no votes.

They were joined by several freshmen who’ve distinguished themselves as fiercely anti-Washington figures. Among them were Florida Rep. Steve Southerland and Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, a combative conservative who said the package “spends too much and cuts too little.”

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