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Facing tough election, GOP leader steers clear of Obamacare repeal

Posted On: Oct 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Politico

SPOKANE, Wash. - Cathy McMorris Rodgers got an earful about health care on a recent Friday afternoon knocking on doors in the suburban Balboa neighborhood of Spokane. McMorris Rodgers , the top-ranking Republican woman in the House facing the toughest reelection contest of her career, heard one resident complain his wife's monthly insurance premiums have swelled to over $700 per month. Another agonized about affording long-term care for her elderly mother. Yet another worried whether Medicare would go bankrupt. In past election cycles, the seven-term lawmaker might have had an easy talking point: Repeal and replace Obamacare. But like other Republicans who suddenly find themselves on the defensive on health care, she avoids mentioning her party's long-standing pledge to eliminate the 2010 law. McMorris Rodgers is not just another endangered Republican facing a tough race. She's No. 4 in the House Republican leadership - and the only woman. The fact that she's now steering clear of one of the GOP's core...

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