Ruling To Strike Health Care Law Could Hurt Romney Campaign
Mitt Romney is saying that overturning the health law is the "right thing" to do, but Politico explores whether he might lose a key rallying point for conservative voters if that were to happen.
Politico: Does Mitt Romney Need 'Obamacare'?
There's fear in some GOP circles that if the court wipes the Affordable Care Act off the books, Romney will lose a rallying point for the movement conservatives he has been struggling to inspire (Allen, 6/12).
The Associated Press: Romney: Overturning Health Care Law 'Right Thing'
Mitt Romney says he hopes the Supreme Court does "the right thing" and strikes down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tells donors at a fundraising reception in Atlanta that the health care law hurts small businesses and costs too much (Peoples, 6/11).
Elsewhere, health care is playing a key role in races in Massachusetts and Arizona --
Boston Globe: Elizabeth Warren Strums Populist Chord In Latest TV Ad
Elizabeth Warren strikes a populist chord in a new TV ad announced today, complaining that the federal government still gives oil companies subsidies while Congress weighs cuts to student loans and Medicare funding. "Families are getting hammered and Washington's got it all wrong," the Democratic Senate candidate says (Johnson, 6/11).
The Associated Press: Special Election In Ariz. To Replace Giffords
The Tucson region is home to a growing population of retirees who rely on Medicare and Social Security. Kelly said in 2010 that privatizing the programs was a "must." He said he would protect Social Security for current seniors but the program needed to be "phased out." Giffords assailed his comments with great effect. Democratic groups have employed a similar game plan this election (Freking, 6/12).