HotLine – Democrats say no more defections – GOPer’s hint at more

Expect GOPers to suggest that the next to flip may be Reps. Walt Minnick (D-ID), Bobby Bright (D-AL) and Travis Childers (D-MS). All 3 represent deep red districts, and all 3 vote with their party 80% of the time or less — a lower frequency than Griffith voted with Dem leaders, according to the Washington Post vote tracker.

GOP sources hint that there may be more party switches to come, sounding as confident as they have been with an impending, but not yet obvious, wave of retirements. Dems insist there are no other murmurings, and indeed no one has given indications like Griffith did when he said he wouldn’t support Pelosi.

National Journal
12/22/9