Streetsblog details the records of the eight Republican defectors:
* Rep. Dave Reichert (R) represents a suburban Seattle district that includes King County, where the local transit agency is running despite a budget deficit estimated at $168 million for the next two years.
* Rep. Mark Kirk (R) represents the northern Chicago suburbs that rely on the Metra commuter train network, which this year faces a $19 million budget gap. Kirk's advocacy on the issue was so strong that he joined Illinois PIRG to unveil a pro-transit report last year.
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