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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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