So how did the Northwest U.S. House delegation break on this morning's bailout vote? The vote was reasonably close by the way, with the bill losing 205-228.
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McMorris Rodgers (R)
As in the Northwest, the vote split both parties deeply, though a majority of Democrats voted for and a majority of Republicans voted against.
But for anyone who follows the region's delegation at all, the splits in the vote here are a little amazing. Bill Sali lines up with Jay Inslee; Jim McDermott lines up with Greg Walden. Strange bedfellows indeed.
Although it might be noted that the candidates in serious races this cycle - Reichert and Sali notably - voted in opposition. May say something about public attitudes.