The Electoral Consequences of Roll Call Voting: Health Care and the 2018 Election

  title={The Electoral Consequences of Roll Call Voting: Health Care and the 2018 Election},
  author={Austin Bussing and William Wesley Patton and Jason M. Roberts and Sarah A. Treul},
  journal={Political Behavior},
For years, Republicans in Congress promised to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. The results of the 2016 elections put them in position to take action on the seminal domestic policy achievement of outgoing President Barack Obama. Repeal efforts faced many obstacles, including angry constituents crowding town hall style meetings with Republican members. Many members faced a stark choice between voting with their constituents or voting with their party. We use data on the number of… 

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