Several vulnerable Democratic House members say they will vote for a GOP-sponsored measure finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Thursday. Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, was the first Democrat to say he would vote for the measure, and he was joined by a few others from conservative districts, including Reps. John Barrow of Georgia and Nick Rahall of West Virginia.
The list of Democratic "aye" voters overlaps with the growing list of members choosing to skip the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
The National Rifle Association is also scoring the contempt vote; Matheson, Barrow, and Rahall were all among the Democratic candidates endorsed by the NRA in 2010.
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