A dozen Republicans voted against Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan not yet ready to endorse Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report Ryan decries 'bitterness' in politics MORE's (R-Wis.) budget on Thursday, including many facing tough elections this year.
Other "no" votes include Republicans facing primaries who voted against the bill from the right and others in swing districts who may have opposed it from the left. Democrats often use the Ryan budget plan's changes to Medicare to attack GOP candidates.
Newly elected Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.), who narrowly won a special election in a senior-heavy swing district, and Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), who is facing a competitive race, both voted against the bill. LoBiondo had previously supported it.
Some candidates facing primaries also voted against the bill. Rep. Ralph HallRalph HallGOP fights off primary challengers in deep-red Texas Most diverse Congress in history poised to take power Lawmakers pay tribute to Rep. Ralph Hall MORE (R-Texas), who's voted for Ryan's budgets in the past, is in a runoff battle against a candidate running to his right. He voted against it this time. Libertarian-leaning Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), who is in a competitive primary with a more establishment Republican, once again voted against the bill, as did libertarian-leaning Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.).
Reps. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.), Rick CrawfordRick CrawfordBringing US rice back to Cuba GOP lawmakers blast Obama for 'unprecedented' overreach EPA chief downplays 'covert propaganda' MORE (R-Ark.) and David McKinleyDavid McKinleyCoal Country’s top lawyer takes on Obama’s EPA Coal country rages against fall Conservatives fail to strip cyber text from spending bill MORE (R-W.Va.) also voted against the bill, as they have in the past. Gibson is in a competitive race, while the others represent districts with older, more populist-leaning voters.