SARAH HURTUBISE -- The Daily Caller
With Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s defeat, half of all the U.S. senators who voted for Obamacare are now out of office, Bloomberg reports.
Just four years after the landmark health reform became law, the Affordable Care Act’s real support has been sapped away. Sixty Democratic senators passed Obamacare into law and when the new Congress begins in January, just 30 will remain.
Not all of the turnover is due to voters’ displeasure about the health-care law. Three senators died in office. Eleven left the Senate willingly and were replaced by another Democrat; another eight left the Senate and were replaced by a Republican.
But Landrieu makes the eighth senator who voted for Obamacare and was booted out in favor of a Republican. While no race centered on Obamacare alone, many states who were most adversely affected by the health care law voted their Democratic senators from office.
In the midterms’ Republican sweep, Sens. Mark Begich, Mark Pryor, Mark Udall, Kay Hagan and Mary Landrieu were all voted out of office in favor of Republicans. The five had all been key votes for the health-care law in 2010 — and many of their states lost out as a result.