More than a third of Dems who opposed FCC reclassification lost

Free Press compares that to the 32 House Democrats who signed a letter in favor of reclassification. None of them lost House reelection bids. That letter was organized by Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) in June.

The FCC proposed reclassification in May, prompting strong pushback from the industry. The proposal would change the legal classification of broadband services in a way that would give the FCC a stronger legal basis to create new regulations for phone and cable companies.

The analysis came after a central proposal for broadband regulation— net neutrality — seemed to take a hit on Wednesday: every Democratic candidate who signed a pledge supporting net neutrality lost his or her race. The pledge had 95 names on it.