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An update on the Protect IP Act, which is now looking much less bipartisan... (2012 means the congresscritter is up for reelection this year...)

24 Democratic sponsors:
* Bennet, Michael F. - (D - CO)
* Bingaman, Jeff - (D - NM) 2012
* Blumenthal, Richard - (D - CT)
* Boxer, Barbara - (D - CA)
* Brown, Sherrod - (D - OH) 2012
* Casey, Robert P., Jr. - (D - PA) 2012
* Coons, Christopher A. - (D - DE)
* Durbin, Richard J. - (D - IL)
* Feinstein, Dianne - (D - CA) 2012
* Franken, Al - (D - MN)
* Gillibrand, Kirsten E. - (D - NY) 2012
* Hagan, Kay R. - (D - NC)
* Johnson, Tim - (D - SD)
* Klobuchar, Amy - (D - MN) 2012
* Kohl, Herb - (D - WI) 2012
* Landrieu, Mary L. - (D - LA)
* Leahy, Patrick J. - (D - VT)
* Lieberman, Joseph I. - (ID - CT) 2012
* Menendez, Robert - (D - NJ) 2012
* Nelson, Bill - (D - FL) 2012
* Schumer, Charles E. - (D - NY)
* Shaheen, Jeanne - (D - NH)
* Udall, Tom - (D - NM)
* Whitehouse, Sheldon - (D - RI) 2012


10 Republican sponsors:* Alexander, Lamar - (R - TN)
* Ayotte, Kelly - (R - NH)
* Cochran, Thad - (R - MS)
* Corker, Bob - (R - TN) 2012
* Enzi, Michael B. - (R - WY)
* Graham, Lindsey - (R - SC)
* Grassley, Chuck - (R - IA)
* Isakson, Johnny - (R - GA)
* McCain, John - (R - AZ)
* Vitter, David - (R - LA)

1 Democratic sponsor who has expressed concerns:

* Cardin, Benjamin L. - (D - MD) 2012 (is remaining a co-sponsor "so that he can actively participate in fixing flaws in the current bill)

2 Republican sponsors who have expressed concerns:
* Risch, James E. - (R - ID) (wants "more time to re-examine the legislation before going to a vote" and has asked staff for a detailed briefing)
* Chambliss, Saxby - (R - GA) ("These concerns must be addressed. Congress should avoid rushing through a bill that could have many unintended consequences. However, as a co-sponsor I am in a better position legislatively to voice my concerns, and craft legislation that addresses Internet piracy while still protecting free and open access to the Internet.")
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A lot of conservative blogs were effective this morning in threatening all Republicans in Congress supporting SOPA should face primaries in their next election cycle.

Nothing speaks volumes to Congress more than the potential of them losing their jobs. Good work to everyone, regardless of their political stance for taking a stand to protect the framework of the entire internet.
 
+Declan McCullagh This analysis flies in the face of the prevailing orthodoxy around here. Thanks for postings.
 
Good list. Would like to see cross-referencing with donations.
 
I'm surprised that Dianne Feinstein was a sponsor. Now I know for whom not to vote.
 
Boxer and Feinstein represent Hollywood, but they also represent Silicon Valley. It would be good of them to describe why they are supporting PIPA and ignoring their constituency in the northern half of the state.
 
This year Feinstein will see that campaign contributions don't bring you as many votes as pissing off the internet takes away. She's up for re-election, and I'll be damned if I give her my vote.
 
+Seth Rosenblatt , if Feinstein told she was working on a compromise to her constituents, I might have a different view of her. The way her replies say "piracy is bad, your call is important to us" is just disrespectful.
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