Hillary Clinton Says Democrats Should Run On Obamacare
Meanwhile, a tea party challenger to Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Republican incumbent, is focusing on his posture to the health care law, and House Speaker John Boehner said he plans to sue the president for misuse of executive powers on issues including health care.
CNN: Hillary Clinton Wants 2014 Democrats To Run On Obamacare
Hillary Clinton has yet to announce whether she is running for president in 2016, but in an interview that aired Wednesday, Clinton outlined how she would run in favor of Obamacare "if [she] were a Democrat running for reelection in 2014." Clinton, who in the past has said she is both supportive of Obamacare and of fixes to change the law, told PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill in an interview taped Tuesday that Democrats "need to" run on President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare law (Merica, 6/25).
The New York Times: Narrow Tea Party Loss In Mississippi Emboldens Its Senate Bid In Tennessee
The activists hope a little-known state representative, Joe Carr, a self-described underdog who has attacked efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, can oust the Republican incumbent, Lamar Alexander, 73, the former governor and two-time presidential candidate .... When the Senate Conservatives Fund, a central backer of Tea Party candidacies, spent $45,000 last year on radio ads attacking Mr. Alexander for refusing to defund President Obama’s health care law, Mr. Alexander responded with a $250,000 ad buy of his own — on television — that showed him in a verbal sparring match with Mr. Obama over the law (Stolberg, 6/25).
Politico: John Boehner: President Obama Hasn't 'Faithfully' Executed Laws
House Speaker John Boehner said he plans to move forward with a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for misusing executive powers. ... The memo sent to the GOP conference mentioned executive actions on health care, energy, foreign policy and education, but did not delve into specific orders (French, 6/25).