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Florida Reps. Boyd, Kosmas part of 'Tenuous Twenty' after health care vote



There is plenty of prognostication in Washington following the House vote on health care, and not surprisingly, the two Florida Democrats who flipped from no to yes have landed on endangered species lists.

The latest comes from University of Virgina professor Larry Sabat, whose team complied a list of the "tenuous twenty" that includes Reps. Suzanne Kosmas and Allen Boyd. But Sabato scores Boyd's race as "likely D," which is our read, too. He calls the Kosmas race a "toss-up."

From the report: "Ultimately, the health care vote will certainly be a factor in determining the size of the Republican victory in November. Democrats are happy to have passed one of the major items on their wish list and think getting it over with will finally allow them to concentrate on a concrete success instead of the ugly sausage making of congressional legislation. Republicans, however, hope now to prove those famous words of caution: “Be careful what you wish for.”


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:24am]


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