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  •  looking at Civil Rights act of 1964 Passage (2+ / 0-)
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    6 or 7(there is a discrepency on wikipedia) Southern House Democrats (one was fellow texan J.J. Pickle) and 1 southern Democratic Senator (Ralph Yarborough) voted for the bill

    24, gay Atari Democrat CA-41

    by lordpet8 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:00:16 PM PST

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    •  House vote (5+ / 0-)

      It was really a regional vote. IL voted 23-1, PA 27-0, OH 22-1, and IN 10-1 in favor even though all 4 delegations were majority GOP. NY went 41-0 and NJ 15-0. WV voted 5-0 in favor so at that point it was definitely northern when it came to civil rights. OK was 3-2 in favor, suggesting that it wasn't really southern on that issue either.

      Southerners who voted for it, all Dems:
      Claude Pepper, FL
      Charles Weltner, GA
      Carl Perkins, KY (which was 6-1 against)
      Ross Bass, TN
      Richard Fulton, TN
      Jack Brooks, TX
      Albert Thomas, TX
      Jake Pickle, TX
      Henry Gonzalez, TX

      http://www.govtrack.us/...

      SSP poster. 43, new CA-6, -0.25/-3.90

      by sacman701 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:15:51 PM PST

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      •  Thomas, Pickle, and Gonzalez (3+ / 0-)
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        Were all in distinctively non-southern districts (inner city districts from Houston, Austin, and San Antonio), as well as Pepper who was really not southern either.

        23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

        by wwmiv on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:42:18 PM PST

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      •  Props to LBJ for whipping at least a few votes (3+ / 0-)
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        from the old confederacy. The LBJ documentary I was watching highlighted Johnson's efforts to convince congressman Pickle to vote for the bill. Pickle later went on to say that Johnson never forgot his vote and was forever greatful to the congressman.

        24, gay Atari Democrat CA-41

        by lordpet8 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:05:23 PM PST

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