More on the election's impact on the health care vote

As I noted Wednesday, Republican governor candidate Bob McDonnell won 62%, 61% and 55% of the vote in the three Virginia congressional districts in which a Democrats Glenn Nye, Tom Perriello and Gerry Connally, replaced Republicans in 2008, and McDonnell won 67% in the 9th district long represented by senior Democrat Rick Boucher. That’s got to make the health care vote a painful one for Nye, Perriello, Connally and Boucher. Looking at the http://www.nj.com/politics/map/ New Jersey returns by city, borough and township, I see that 3rd district Democrat John Adler, elected to replace a retiring Republican in 2008, faces the same situation, with his district clearly voting for Republican Chris Christie over Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine on Tuesday. In addition, two other more veteran Democrats, Rush Holt of the 12th district and Frank Pallone of the 6th district saw large portions of their constituencies deliver big margins for Christie.

So it doesn’t come entirely as a surprise to me that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has said the leadership may have to put off the vote scheduled for Saturday until Sunday or a later date. As Matt Drudge would say, developing . . . .
 

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