Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes on Wednesday twice refused to say whether she would have voted for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
Asked two times whether she’d have voted for the 2010 overhaul, the Kentucky Democrat who is challenging Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told The Associated Press: “I, when we are in the United States Senate, will work to fix the Affordable Care Act.”
Grimes added: “I believe the politically motivated response you continue to see from Mitch McConnell in terms of repeal, root and branch, is not in reality or keeping … with what the facts are here in Kentucky.”
The law Republicans call “Obamacare” presents a delicate issue for Grimes, who won the Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday. Kynect, Kentucky’s state-run health insurance exchange made possible by the law, is wildly popular. More than 400,000 people have either signed up for an expanded Medicaid program or purchased private insurance plans with the help of government subsidies. But Obamacare remains unpopular in the state, mostly because President Barack Obama himself is unpopular here.
Look at her, already getting a little help from the MSM. “The law Republicans call Obamacare”? Really? Pretty sure that’s not just a Republican thing. The implication, of course, is to make it seem as if all of the problems are just because the GOP politicians are being super big meanies to the awesome freebie health care.
She could end up being a decent opponent. McConnell will probably win, I just fear the party will have to spend money defending this seat that could be better spent elsewhere.
Like on someone who isn’t awful.