GOP Strategy To Run Against Health Law Hits Snags

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal delivers remarks during the the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in March 2013.i i

hide captionLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal delivers remarks during the the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in March 2013.


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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal delivers remarks during the the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in March 2013.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal delivers remarks during the the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in March 2013.

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Last year, the Republican playbook for keeping control of the House of Representatives in 2014 and winning the Senate consisted of a fairly simple strategy: Run against Obamacare.

But now that the 2014 races are starting to take shape, that strategy isn’t looking quite so simple. Democrats are fighting back. They’re focusing on Republican opposition to the health law’s expansion of Medicaid as a part of their own campaigns.

“Republicans are kind of counting on Obamacare to bring them control of Congress in November, and I don’t think they should be so confident,” says Dean Clancy, a longtime Republican operative and former vice president of FreedomWorks, a conservative group that supports Tea Party candidates. “It’s much harder now

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/05/22/314615526/gop-strategy-to-run-against-health-law-hits-snags?ft=1&f=131849999

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