How Republicans who voted against ObamaCare repeal fared in midterms

How Republicans who voted against ObamaCare repeal fared in midterms
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Twenty House Republicans broke with their party last year and voted against the GOP bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, a measure that Democrats used to hammer vulnerable Republicans in the campaign this year.

Four of those Republicans still lost on Tuesday, despite a move to blunt one of Democrats’ most potent attacks. But nine Republicans, about half, ended up winning.

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Another six retired and so were not up for reelection. Several of them were likely to lose their races if they had run.

Some of the Republicans who won used their votes against ObamaCare repeal last year to show their independence from their party.

Rep. David JoyceDavid Patrick JoyceMembers mark 'Repeal Day' with National Beer Wholesalers Association Overnight Health Care: How Republicans who voted against ObamaCare repeal fared in midterms | Cummings may call in drug companies | FDA to ban sale of flavored e-cigarettes: report How Republicans who voted against ObamaCare repeal fared in midterms MORE (R-Ohio), for example, ran an ad in which he said: “When Republican leaders in Congress tried to take away protections for pre-existing conditions, I said 'no.' ”

Voting "no" on last year’s bill did not stop Democrats from attacking these lawmakers on health care entirely, though.

Some Democratic ads, like one against Rep. Leonard LanceLeonard LanceIncoming Dem lawmaker: Trump 'sympathizes' with leaders 'accused of moral transgressions' On The Money: Why the tax law failed to save the GOP majority | Grassley opts for Finance gavel, setting Graham up for Judiciary | Trump says China eager for trade deal | Facebook reeling after damning NYT report Tax law failed to save GOP majority MORE (R-N.J.), simply cited his votes to repeal ObamaCare in previous years.

Three of the nine Republicans who voted against the GOP ObamaCare repeal bill but won on Tuesday were also conservatives who opposed the bill from the right and did not face competitive reelection races.

Here is the full breakdown of how the 20 Republicans who voted "no" on repeal last year fared:

WON (9)

Andy Biggs (Ariz.)

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Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieHouse GOP blocks lawmakers from forcing Yemen war votes for rest of year Senate poised to buck Trump on Saudi Arabia House Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress MORE (Ky.)

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David Joyce (Ohio)

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Michael Turner (Ohio)

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Dan Donovan (N.Y.)

Leonard Lance (N.J.)

RETIRED (6)

Ryan CostelloRyan Anthony Costelllo‘Wake up, dudes’ — gender gap confounds GOP women GOP lawmakers say party isn't trying to learn from midterm losses Pennsylvania New Members 2019 MORE (Pa.)

Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentPennsylvania New Members 2019 Dem wins leave behind a more conservative GOP conference How Republicans who voted against ObamaCare repeal fared in midterms MORE (Pa.)

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Patrick Meehan (Pa.)

Dave ReichertDavid (Dave) George ReichertOutgoing GOP rep says law enforcement, not Congress should conduct investigations Washington New Members 2019 How Republicans who voted against ObamaCare repeal fared in midterms MORE (Wash.)

Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenGOP lawmaker tells party to stop focusing on 'white, male conservative' voters ‘Wake up, dudes’ — gender gap confounds GOP women Florida New Members 2019 MORE (Fla.)

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