The 15 Democrats who voted against Pelosi

Fifteen Democrats voted against returning Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiConservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Grassley, Wyden reach deal to lower drug prices Why do Republicans keep trying to outspend Democrats in Congress? MORE to the Speaker's chair on Thursday, short of the dozens who originally pledged to oppose her return to power.

The defectors, nearly all freshman lawmakers, didn't all cast their votes for a single alternative candidate.
 
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Three Democrats, Rep. Jim CooperJames (Jim) Hayes Shofner CooperLive coverage: House Oversight examines Trump family separation policy House panel OKs space military branch Overnight Defense: Officials approved sending Saudis nuclear technology after Khashoggi killing | Space Command pick warns of challenges ahead | Lawmakers clash over bill blocking low-yield nukes MORE (Tenn.) and freshman lawmakers Elissa SlotkinElissa SlotkinHouse Dems, Senate GOP build money edge to protect majorities Hopes dim for passage of Trump trade deal Freshman members form bipartisan task force on election vulnerabilities ahead of 2020 MORE (Mich.) and Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewThe House Democrats who voted to kill impeachment effort House Democrats seek to move past rifts with minimum wage bill Hopes dim for passage of Trump trade deal MORE (N.J.), voted "present," which allowed them to avoid casting a vote in favor of Pelosi without endorsing an actual alternative.
 
Indeed, Pelosi's critics' efforts were hampered last year in large part because they failed to present a candidate who could serve as Speaker instead.
 
But a handful of freshman Democrats in swing districts who promised to oppose Pelosi on the campaign trail followed through on Thursday.
 
Lawmakers can vote for anyone as Speaker, which left defectors room to cast their votes for people outside of Congress. 
 
Incoming freshman Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.) cast a vote for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Booker takes swipe at Biden criminal justice reform plan Panel: Has Joe Biden been wrong on everything for 40 years? MORE. Rep. Kathleen RiceKathleen Maura RiceDemocrat offers measure to prevent lawmakers from sleeping in their offices Hillicon Valley: Pelosi blasts Facebook for not taking down doctored video | Democrats push election security after Mueller warning | Critics dismiss FCC report on broadband access | Uber to ban passengers with low ratings Lawmakers raise security concerns about China building NYC subway cars MORE (D-N.Y.), a top Pelosi critic, cast a vote for Stacey Abrams, who lost her competitive race for Georgia governor in November. 
 
Other defectors voted for current members of Congress.
 
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The incoming chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea BustosHouse Democrats' campaign arm raises over million in second quarter Lawmakers join Nats Park fundraiser for DC kids charity Democratic leaders seek balance amid liberal push to go big on immigration MORE (Ill.), drew votes from freshman lawmakers Joe CunninghamJoseph CunninghamThe Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants House approves bill raising minimum wage to per hour Sanford calls for 'overdue conversation' on debt as he mulls Trump challenge MORE (S.C.), Jared Golden (Maine), Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillOvernight Energy: Trump officials gut DC staff for public lands agency to move West | Democrats slam EPA over scientific boards | Deepwater Horizon most litigated environmental issue of decade Democrats, scientists slam Trump administration actions on scientific boards House Dems, Senate GOP build money edge to protect majorities MORE (N.J.) and Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerOvernight Defense: House votes to block Trump arms sales to Saudis, setting up likely veto | US officially kicks Turkey out of F-35 program | Pentagon sending 2,100 more troops to border House votes to block Trump's Saudi arms sale Katherine Clark quietly eyes leadership ascent MORE (Va.). 
 
 
Pelosi won the support of many of her critics by agreeing last month to serve no more than four more years as the House Democratic leader. Under the terms of the agreement, Democratic leaders would be limited to three two-year terms. 
 
But each leader could serve another term if they secure support from two-thirds of the Democratic caucus. The deal applies retroactively to include the two terms that Pelosi previously served as Speaker from 2007 through 2011.
 
Below is a full list of the 15 Democratic defectors:
 
Anthony Brindisi (N.Y.): former Vice President Joe Biden
Jim Cooper (Tenn.): "present" 
Jason Crow (Colo.): Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)
Joe Cunningham (S.C.): Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.)
Jared Golden (Maine): Bustos
Kathleen Rice (N.Y.): Democratic Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams
Max Rose (N.Y.): Duckworth 
Kurt Schrader (Ore.): Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio)
Mikie Sherrill (N.J.): Bustos
Abigail Spanberger (Va.): Bustos
Elissa Slotkin (Mich.) "present"
Jeff Van Drew (N.J.): "present"