They Voted For His Health Law — Now Ryan Is Working Hard To Help Them Keep Their Seats
The vote on the Republican health care legislation will be a campaign issue in the 2018 midterm elections, and House Speaker Paul Ryan is trying to make sure he retains his majority.
Ryan Raising More Funds To Protect The House After Health-Care Vote
Speaker Paul Ryan, eager to protect his House majority in what’s expected to be a politically volatile election cycle, is stepping up his fundraising following the chamber’s vote to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Wisconsin Republican’s political team on Tuesday morning will announce that Ryan has raised $22 million for House Republicans in the first five months of 2017, setting him on track to far outpace his 2016 fundraising haul. (Bade, 6/5)
Vulnerable California Republicans Struggle To Sell Obamacare Repeal Vote
Rep. David Valadao’s colleagues privately thought he’d vote against the House GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The California Republican’s Hispanic-populated swing district went for Hillary Clinton by a whopping 15 percent margin. And with more than half his impoverished constituency here in rural San Joaquin Valley on Medicaid, opposing a bill to cut $800 billion from the low-income health care program certainly would have been the politically prudent thing to do. (Bade, 6/5)
ER Doctor Says Health Care Debate Motivated Him To Challenge Huizenga
Emergency room doctor Rob Davidson announced he would challenge Michigan Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga after confronting him at a town hall event earlier this year. Huizenga and Davidson debated about health care during an event in February in Baldwin, Mich. (Garcia, 6/5)