Ariz. Gov. Backs GOP Candidate With Similar Medicaid Expansion Position
In the meantime, House Speaker John Boehner isn't hammering the health law while making speaking appearances ahead of this year's elections.
The Associated Press: Arizona Governor Makes Key Endorsement In Primary
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer weighed in on the crowded Republican primary race to replace her Thursday, throwing her support behind a relatively moderate Republican who has backed her positions on border security, Medicaid expansion and school standards. The endorsement of former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith could transform the race and give a big boost to his candidacy, given the conservative governor’s popularity among GOP primary voters and the large number of undecided voters in the race (8/7).
Politico: What John Boehner's Not Saying On The Road
In the opening days of the tour, Boehner only once talked about President Barack Obama’s health care law, and it was an offhand remark. He said entitlement programs need "tweaks," not the massive overhaul Republicans have voted for. There was no explicit mention of suing Obama -- just a brief nod to trying to "stop the president’s overreach" (Sherman, 8/6).