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Bennie Thompson Opposes Measure Cutting Taxpayer Funding of ACORN

September 17, 2009

See the full roll call vote here. The final vote was 345-75.

Representatives Travis Childers, Gene Taylor, and Gregg Harper all supported the bi-partisan measure to end federal funding for ACORN.

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  1. September 17, 2009 10:00 pm

    Michael Barone, as usual, has some great analysis. He looks at the breakdown of this vote and here is what he found:

    Of the 75 NO votes, 29 were from members of the Black Caucus and 7 belonged to the Hispanic Caucus. Of those 75 districts, their constituents supported Obama by a margin of 72-26 in 2008. Only 2 of the 75 members came from McCain districts (Alan Mollohan and Nick Joe Rahall of WV). By contrast, the districts of the 345 YES votes gave a slight edge to McCain (50-48) in 2008. Interesting stuff.

    Link: http://tinyurl.com/nrypq9

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