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  •  Republican/Blue Dog Support (0+ / 0-)

    As a general guess, this bill would have a base support of 204 votes.

    Most of the Democratic Caucus would support it outright. As far as Blue Dogs go: John Barrow and Jim Matheson both supported the repeal of DADT in 2010, but Collin Peterson, Mike McIntyre, and Nick Rahall did not. Not sure if they, or freshmen Blue Dogs like Pete Gallego would vote for this.

    As for Republicans, I would assume this would get the support of every Republican who supported DADT repeal (Reichert, Diaz-Balart, Ros-Lehtinen, Campbell, & Dent) plus a few from the class of 2010/2012 (Hanna, Amash?, Rigell?)

    Not a great outlook for the bill, but not a terrible one either.

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