McConnell Says Health Care Overhaul Will Drive November Elections

by Gabe Bullard on March 5, 2010

by Gabe Bullard

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says the health care overhaul will be the top campaign issue for his party this November.

The president has called on Congress to vote up or down on Democratic-led overhaul plan.  McConnell opposes the legislation, but says GOP candidates for Congress across the country could benefit from it.

“It would be my prediction that if this thing passes, it will be the issue in virtually every House and Senate race in the country this November and I expect most of the Republican candidates are going to be saying, ‘Vote for me and I’ll repeal it,'” he says.

McConnell says strong campaigning against Democratic incumbents in Congress will be crucial for Republican candidates. That follows reports that the National Republican Congressional Committee is experiencing a lag in fundraising.

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Stephen Whiteside March 6, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Sen. McConnell,
You and Sen. Bunning (when he is not napping in sessions) are an embarrassment to this commonwealth and to our country. The only contribution you two have made is to obstruct progress and deny a better opportunity for the poor and middle class to work for a better life. You are vastly overpaid since you fail to understand and comprehend your chief responsibilities of faithfully executing and protecting the Constitution and carrying out your role to do over sight of the policies, laws and activities of the U.S. government. Yet you still have no clue.

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