Blunt Lobbies 10 Retiring GOPers

From the freedom-is-just-another-word-for-nothin'-left-to-lose file:

Minority Whip Roy Blunt, top negotiator for the House Republicans, is huddling right now with about 10 retiring Republican reps get their votes, Patrick O'Connor reports, citing GOP staffers.

Illinois Rep. Ray LaHood reportedly encouraged the lawmakers in the room to back the proposal, telling them, "We're not going to face repudiation from the voters."