U.S. Rep. Howard Coble of N.C. who initially voted no, then switched his vote to yes on the bailout bill, is among several House members profiled in a New York Times piece taking readers through their minds as they mulled whether how to vote on the bailout.
He called the vote one of the most difficult he has ever cast. “Half of my constituents will be annoyed with me, and half will be pleased,” he said.
A Republican, Coble is a 23-year veteran of Congress. He represents the Sixth District, which stretches across the Piedmont, including Greensboro, Burlington, Pinehurst and Seagrove.