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These House Republicans might be in deep trouble

As it became clear that House Republicans had successfully passed an ObamaCare replacement, Democrats waved goodbye to their colleagues across the aisle, an apparent expression of confidence that they would be winning back a few seats in 2018.

As it turns out, many House Republicans in districts won by Hillary Clinton in the election voted "yes" on the health-care bill, NBC's Bradd Jaffy reports — a whole 14 out of 23. In competitive 2018 districts, 25 out of 35 Republicans voted a confident "yes" on the bill.

The American Health Care Act still has to make it through a Senate battleground before it ever becomes law, but House Republicans don't seem to sense any trouble ahead. They're at the White House celebration right now, drinking Bud Light.