Audacious Epigone shows that once again House Republicans who are members of the restrictionist Immigration Reform Caucus (IRC) experienced fewer electroal losses than Republicans who were not part of the IRC.
The ten seats given up thus constitute a 9.5% loss rate among Republican IRC members. They are:
How did their non-restrictionist counterparts fare? Of the 97 non-IRC Republicans, 15 gave up their seats this election cycle. That comes to a loss rate of 15.5%. The losers are:
This repeats the pattern of 2006 where 5.9% of restrictionists lost while 16.7% of non-restrictionists lost. As Audacious points out, the result is that the Republican Party is becoming more restrictionist in Congress.
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