There is now.
For Perriello, Kilroy, Driehaus and Space, the health care bill represented their second exceptionally tough vote this year — the other was on the cap-and-trade bill — meaning they’ve essentially doubled down on the ambitious national Democratic agenda.
In other words, these Ohio congressmen in swing districts have chosen to live and die by Nancy Pelosi.
On top of it, Politico seems to forget the $787 billion incredibly poorly named “stimulus” bill that not one Republican supported in the House.
Three votes. Three ways to lose.
Now, I’ll submit that Space is in a much more favorable position financially and demographically than Kilroy or Driehaus, but considering the massive differences in levels of enthusiasm among each base, you have to give State Senator Bob Gibbs a fighting shot to take him down.