GOP Senate candidates split on shutdown compromise

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Those supporting the plan: Reps. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoWeek ahead: Clinton, Dems to tout green agenda at convention Company announces closure of Ohio coal plants Why regulations were a convenient target at the GOP convention MORE (R-W.Va.), Tom CottonTom CottonReid: Trump 'may have' broken the law with Russia remarks Senator slams Reid for 'dangerous game' on Trump briefings How far will Cruz go in backing Trump? MORE (R-Ark.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.). Cotton's vote is notable: He usually votes with hard-line conservatives and is a favorite of the Club for Growth, which opposed the bill. But his opponent, Sen. Mark PryorMark PryorCotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Top Democrats are no advocates for DC statehood MORE (D-Ark.), has been hitting him in ads on the shutdown, and the vote might be a sign those attacks have gained traction.

Capito is the clear front-runner for an open West Virginia seat, while Daines has yet to announce his bid but is widely expected to run for the Senate in Montana.

Republicans facing tough primary battles voted against the plan, however. Reps. Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (R-Ga.), Phil GingreyPhil GingreyBeating the drum on healthcare Former GOP chairman joins K Street Former Rep. Gingrey lands on K Street MORE (R-Ga.) and Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who are facing off in a crowded Georgia primary, all voted against the bill, as did Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.).

Cassidy is the clear primary front-runner against Tea Party-backed Rob Maness (R), so it's somewhat surprising he voted against the plan. Sen. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuBrazile’s new role? Clean up DNC mess oil is changing the world and Washington Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (D-La.) penned an op-ed earlier this week blaming House Republicans for the shutdown.

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