Health Law Figures Prominently In Today’s Primary Votes
In Georgia, Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn wouldn't answer questions about what position she would have taken on the health law, and GOP candidates also swing it out over this issue. In all, six states have primary contests Tuesday.
The Associated Press: Nunn Skirts Question On Health Care Vote
Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn in Georgia declined to answer questions Monday about whether she would have voted for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, as candidates in six states went through the final paces of bruising primary campaigns for congressional and statewide offices. Seven Georgia Republicans -- all of whom have called for repeal of the law Republicans deride as “Obamacare” -- are in their own scramble ahead of a Tuesday primary vote that is expected to whittle the field to two runoff candidates (5/19).
Reuters: ACA Taking Center Stage In Arkansas Republican Primary
As voters head into primaries on Tuesday in the southern swing state of Arkansas, one of the most fiercely debated issues among Republican candidates is the centerpiece health care policy of U.S. President Barack Obama, a Democrat. A group of Arkansas Republicans are battling for their political lives in primary showdowns with challengers from their own party who are trying to excoriate them for reaching a compromise with Democrats on a state health plan. This plan, aimed at the poor, is called the "Private Option" and meant to be an alternate to the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare” (Barnes, 5/19).