May 6, 2017

The AHCA could hurt these Republicans in 2018

There are some House Republicans whose districts are largely Democratic, so their vote in favor of the AHCA will likely create an uphill battle come re-election time in 2018.

Here's the breakdown of how the GOP representatives who are headed into "competitive races," per the Cook Political report, fared the last time they were elected in their home districts compared to the margins in their home districts for Trump or Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Data: Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, Daily Kos, Cook Political Report Methodology: We took the GOP representatives that the Cook Political Report identified as being in "competitive races" that also voted for the GOP healthcare bill Thursday. We left out Sessions and Rohrabacher from the chart because they were outliers in their win margins for their own districts were off the charts.

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Trump impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

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Donald Trump is now the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.

The big picture: The legislative ending seems clear — he's headed for acquittal in the Senate as early as next month and won't be removed from office. But this seals his place in history.

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Which Democrats voted against Trump's impeachment

Graphic: Danielle Alberti, Lazaro Gamio/Axios Visuals

Only two House Democrats crossed party lines to vote to oppose both articles of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday. Both of them are feeling the pressure of representing swing districts Trump won in 2016.

Why it matters: Dissent was low as dozens of other Democrats who represent districts that Trump won sided with impeachment, either voting their conscience or calculating it could be even politically riskier to vote no.

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The political risk of overturning the ACA

Data: Urban Institute Health Policy Center; Note: Uninsured rate is among the nonelderly population. Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Swing states and red states stand to lose the most if the courts ultimately throw out the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis by the Urban Institute.

Why it matters: President Trump and Republican attorneys general could pay a steep political price if they succeed in their quest to kill the law.

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