Democratic KY Senate Candidate Refuses To Say If She’d Have Voted For Obamacare
Alison Lundergan Grimes twice refused to say if she’d have voted for Obamacare when asked Wednesday.
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.”…
But sensitive to the political power of Kentuckians benefiting from the law, Grimes stood by it.
“I am not and will not be for taking away insurance that 400,000 Kentuckians just recently got access to,” she said.
The issue has hurt some Democratic candidates in other close Senate races. In Georgia, Senate candidate Michelle Nunn would not answer the question about voting for the health care law when asked by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. Republicans quickly pounced, saying it was evidence that Nunn would be a “yes” vote for Obama’s policies.