November 3, 2010 / 3:01 AM / 9 years ago

Democratic House budget chairman loses re-election - Fox

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - South Carolina Democrat John Spratt, head of the House Budget Committee, lost his re-election bid on Tuesday, Fox News projected.

Spratt has served 27 years in the House of Representatives and rose to lead the powerful budget committee which sets annual spending priorities. He backed President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare legislation.

He lost to Republican Mick Mulvaney, a state lawmaker who received strong backing from national Republican organizations. (Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky; Editing by Alistair Bell)

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