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The Health Law’s Impact On Small Business Part Of Campaign Trail Buzz

Small business issues -- including policies related to Obamacare -- are becoming important talking points among presidential hopefuls from both parties.

The Associated Press: Small Business Is Key In Presidential Campaign Playbook
Small businesses aren't in the dire straits they were four years ago, but presidential candidates aren't letting go of an issue they think will get them votes. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has made small business one of the top items on her campaign agenda. Republican Ted Cruz says the primary problems hurting small companies are the health care law, taxes and government regulations. Republican Rand Paul says the tax law is burdening small business and slowing the economy. (5/20)

And a more immediate electoral contest -- the Kentucky GOP primary -- appeared too close to call on election night. Both front-runner candidates have pledged to undo the state-run insurance exchange -

The Associated Press: GOP Primary For Governor In Kentucky Too Close To Call
Kentucky's volatile Republican primary for governor ended in a virtual tie Tuesday night as less than 100 votes separated Matt Bevin and James Comer. ... Bevin and Comer agree on most major policy issues, including passing laws to ban companies from forcing its employees to join a labor union and vowing to dismantle the state-run health insurance exchange authorized by the federal Affordable Care Act. (5/20)

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