January 8, 2015

UPDATE: It was 35 Dems. List has been updated.

From Crew of 42, Lauren Victoria Burke points out that the Congressional Black Caucus, whose members were accused last year of selling out to Wall Street -- had only five defectors on this bill. Meanwhile, there were plenty of white Members who voted to gut Dodd-Frank:

The five CBC members had tons of Democratic caucasian caucus company in the form of 30 House Dems wbo joined Republicans to roll back Dodd-Frank protections. Why any member of the Democratic party who isn’t representing Greenwich, CT or Manhattan is voting YES would be a fun question to ask each one of them. Is there are hidden group of Wall Streeters living in Iowa or Nebraska? I would tend to doubt that.

Standing with Goldman-Sachs and Wall Street has become the theme for a party that’s basing candidate recruitment on who can raise cash rather than who can actually win elections. Think that’s one and the same? Go see who raised the most money during the 2014 cycle and who won the election.

The Dodd-Frank rollback in the CRomnibus and the one voted on yesterday provide evidence of who’s fundraising from the House floor and who isn’t. Even stranger: If New York members with Wall Streeters in their district as constituents voted NO (See: Carolyn Maloney, Greg Meeks, and Jerold Nadler who all voted NO) — what are Reps. Loebsack (D-Is there a Wall Street in Davenport Iowa?), Suzan DelBene (D-Is there a Goldman Sachs office in Washington?) and freshman Rep. Brad Ashford (Nebraska?) doing voting YES?

Freshman Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL) is out of the box fast to show she can vote the opposite way of the Democratic party. It took over eight million dollars for Graham to barely win. Let’s see how she does in 2016 in a red district voting for Wall Street.Here are the 35 Democrats who assisted Republicans with their latest effort to scale back Dodd-Frank consumer protections:Brad Ashford (NE-02)

Brad Ashford (NE-02)
Ami Bera (CA-07)
Don Beyer (VA-08)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Julia Brownley (CA-26)
Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
John Carney (DE-AL)
Gerry Connolly (VA-11)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
John Delaney (MD-06)
Suzan DelBene (WA-01)
Elizabeth Esty (CT-05)
Bill Foster (IL-11)
John Garamendi (CA-03)
Gwen Graham (FL-02)
Jim Himes (CT-04)
Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
Ron Kind (WI-03)
Rick Larsen (WA-02)
Dan Lipinski (IL-03)
David Loebsack (IA-02)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Patrick Murphy (FL-18)
Scott Peters (CA-52)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Jared Polis (CO-02)
Mike Quigley (IL-05)
Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Bobby Rush (IL-01)
Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
David Scott (GA-13)
Terri Sewell (AL-07)
Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09)
Albio Sires (NJ-08)

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