Interactive: Look For Patterns In Last Night’s GOP Votes Against Debt Deal

A guide to the 144 House members who opposed the deal to end the shutdown and raise the U.S. Treasury debt ceiling

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After weeks of turmoil and the threat of an economic cataclysm, 144 House Republicans voted against the bill last night to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government. The vote marked the fourth time in the current Congress that a bill passed the House without the support of a majority of GOP members.

There are some clear patterns among these 144 members. House Republicans who won their 2012 election by more than 60 percent were disproportionately likely to vote against the bill. Freshmen members were also more likely than average to vote no.

The following map charts the 231 Republican lawmakers who cast an up-or-down vote on the bill. Use the buttons above the map to see how the vote divided along various characteristics, and mouse over a dot to see the individual lawmaker.

Of course, there’s no way to know how many of those 144 lawmakers would have voted “no” were they the deciding vote. And President Obama himself famously voted against raising the debt ceiling as a Senator in 2006. More than anything else, the roll call for last night’s bill is a handy gloss on the schism that the Republican Party faces among itself members–a common side effect of controlling the chamber.