25 senators who voted for Obamacare won’t be part of new Senate

Philip Klein
The Washington Examiner

On Dec. 24, 2009, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed President Obama’s healthcare law with a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority, triggering a massive backlash that propelled Republicans to control of the House the following year. On the Senate side, going into Tuesday’s elections, 24 senators who voted for Obamacare will not be part of the new Senate being sworn in on January. That number will increase, though the exact number depends on the outcome of several Senate races taking place on Tuesday.

To be sure, it isn’t fair to attribute all of the turnover in the chamber to Obamacare. Many senators voted for Obamacare and lost re-election battles in which they were hit hard for their support for the law, and other Democrats were forced to retire because they had no hope of getting re-elected given their support for the law. But in some cases — such as John Kerry leaving his seat to become secretary of state, or Robert Byrd passing away — Obamacare clearly had nothing to do with it…

…The following is a breakdown of senators who have voted for Obamacare who will not be part of the next Senate. It will be updated throughout the evening, with affected seats in italics…



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