Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Abortion Vote Splits House Republicans

Abortion Vote Splits House Republicans

If you wanted a perfect measure of the split in the Iowa House Republicans, you couldn't have done better than yesterday's vote on Kim Pearson's Roe-Wade challenging Total Abortion Ban bill. The roll call is a clip-n-save checklist for Campaign 2012: Conservative vs. Very Conservative, Main Street vs. Tea Party, Pragmatist vs. Purist, Leadership vs. Those On The Outs, this has it all.

Yes: 24 Republicans
Rep. Dwayne Alons
Rep. Richard Anderson
Rep. Mark Brandenburg
Rep. Roy E. Chambers
Rep. Betty R. DeBoef
Rep. Cecil Dolecheck
Rep. Joel Fry
Rep. Pat Grassley
Rep. Chris Hagenow
Rep. Bob Hager
Rep. Ron Jorgensen
Rep. Jared Klein
Rep. Kevin Koester
Rep. Brian Moore
Rep. Glen Massie
Rep. Dan Muhlbauer (D)
Rep. Kim Pearson
Rep. Dawn Pettengill
Rep. Walt Rogers
Rep. Jason Schultz
Rep. Tom Shaw
Rep. Jeff Smith
Rep. Chuck Soderberg
Rep. Annette Sweeney
Rep. Jeremy Taylor

No: 33 Republicans
Rep. Rich Arnold
Rep. Chip Baltimore
Rep. Clel Baudler
Rep. Josh Byrnes
Rep. Peter Cownie
Rep. Dave Deyoe
Rep. Jack Drake
Rep. Greg Forristall
Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa
Rep. Dave Heaton
Rep. Lee Hein
Rep. Erik Helland
Rep. Lance Horbach
Rep. Stewart Iverson
Rep. Jeff Kaufmann
Rep. Mark Lofgren
Rep. Steven Lukan
Rep. Linda Miller
Rep. Steven Olson
Rep. Kraig Paulsen
Rep. Ross Paustian
Rep. Scott Raecker
Rep. Dan Rasmussen
Rep. Henry Rayhons
Rep. Thomas Sands
Rep. Dave Tjepkes
Rep. Linda Upmeyer
Rep. Jim Van Engelenhoven
Rep. Guy Vander Linden
Rep. Nick Wagner
Rep. Matt Windschitl
Rep. Gary Worthan

Huseman, Schulte, Watts absent. Most interesting splits in terms of redistricting pairs: Moore-Hein, Brandenburg-Hanusa, Shaw-Tjepkes.

And what's Democrat Dan Muhlbauer doing here?

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