Monday, April 27, 2015

Who voted for (and against) the gun control bill

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The Senate rejected a bipartisan plan cosponsored by Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey that would have expanded background checks for gun purchases. Gun-rights advocates also defeated bills that would have banned assault weapons and limited the size of gun magazines, while lawmakers favoring gun control stopped Republican plans to loosen gun laws, once again exposing deep rifts on the issue.

Democrats who voted against the Toomey bill are in blue. Republicans who voted for the Toomey bill are in red. Data on NRA contributions provided by the Sunlight Foundation

Grouped by Home State

Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Nay; Shelby (R-AL), Nay

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  • Alaska: Begich (D-AK), Nay; Murkowski (R-AK), Nay

    Arizona: Flake (R-AZ), Nay; McCain (R-AZ), Yea

    Arkansas: Boozman (R-AR), Nay; Pryor (D-AR), Nay

    California: Boxer (D-CA), Yea; Feinstein (D-CA), Yea

    Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Yea; Udall (D-CO), Yea

    Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea; Murphy (D-CT), Yea

    Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Yea; Coons (D-DE), Yea

    Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Yea; Rubio (R-FL), Nay (According to the Sunlight Foundation, the NRA spent $247,964.26 during the last election cycle to oppose Nelson)

    Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Nay; Isakson (R-GA), Nay

    Hawaii: Hirono (D-HI), Yea; Schatz (D-HI), Yea

    Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Nay; Risch (R-ID), Nay

    Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Yea; Kirk (R-IL), Yea

    Indiana: Coats (R-IN), Nay; Donnelly (D-IN), Yea (The NRA spent $168,758.16 to defeat Indiana's Republican incumbent Richard Lugar and an additional $349,332.61 supporting Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock for the U.S. Senate. Mourdock lost to Donnelly.)

    Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Nay; Harkin (D-IA), Yea

    Kansas: Moran (R-KS), Nay; Roberts (R-KS), Nay

    Kentucky: McConnell (R-KY), Nay; Paul (R-KY), Nay

    Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Yea; Vitter (R-LA), Nay

    Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea; King (I-ME), Yea

    Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Yea; Mikulski (D-MD), Yea

    Massachusetts: Cowan (D-MA), Yea; Warren (D-MA), Yea

    Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Yea; Stabenow (D-MI), Yea

    Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Yea; Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea

    Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Nay; Wicker (R-MS), Nay

    Missouri: Blunt (R-MO), Nay; McCaskill (D-MO), Yea (The NRA spent $210,803.08 to oppose McCaskill)

    Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Nay; Tester (D-MT), Yea

    Nebraska: Fischer (R-NE), Nay; Johanns (R-NE), Nay

    Nevada: Heller (R-NV), Nay; Reid (D-NV), Nay (The NRA spent $39,749.25 to oppose Democratic challenger Shelley Berkeley and $2,243.19 to support Heller.)

    New Hampshire: Ayotte (R-NH), Nay; Shaheen (D-NH), Yea

    New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea Menendez (D-NJ), Yea

    New Mexico: Heinrich (D-NM), Yea; Udall (D-NM), Yea

    New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea; Schumer (D-NY), Yea

    North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Nay; Hagan (D-NC), Yea

    North Dakota: Heitkamp (D-ND), Nay; Hoeven (R-ND), Nay (The NRA spent $21,336.77 to support Republican challenger Richard A. Berg.)

    Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Yea; Portman (R-OH), Nay  (During the last election cycle, the NRA hedged its bets, spending $472,909.58 to oppose Brown and $10,713.48 to support him.)

    Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Nay; Inhofe (R-OK), Nay

    Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Yea; Wyden (D-OR), Yea

    Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Yea; Toomey (R-PA), Yea (The NRA hedged its bets, and spent $7,911.51 to support Dem. challenger Joe Sestak and $2,123.44 to oppose him)

    Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Yea; Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea

    South Carolina: Graham (R-SC), Nay; Scott (R-SC), Nay

    South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Yea; Thune (R-SD), Nay

    Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Nay; Corker (R-TN), Nay (The NRA spent $3,818.68 to support Corker)

    Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Nay; Cruz (R-TX), Nay

    Utah: Hatch (R-UT), Nay; Lee (R-UT), Nay

    (The NRA spent $97,853.71 to support Hatch)

    Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Yea; Sanders (I-VT), Yea

    Virginia: Kaine (D-VA), Yea; Warner (D-VA), Yea (The NRA spent $262,410.23 during the last election cycle to oppose Kaine.)

    Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Yea; Murray (D-WA), Yea

    West Virginia: Manchin (D-WV), Yea; Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea

    Wisconsin: Baldwin (D-WI), Yea; Johnson (R-WI), Nay (The NRA spent $163,415.53 opposing Baldwin)

    Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Nay; Enzi (R-WY), Nay

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