What’s With All The Zeal To Resurrect Repeal Efforts? Some Hint At Backlash From GOP Donors
Sources say Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who is in charge of his party’s midterm re-election push, warned about the impact to the party's coffers if lawmakers fail to make movement on their major promises.
The New York Times:
Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors
As more than 40 subdued Republican senators lunched on Chick-fil-A at a closed-door session last week, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado painted a dire picture for his colleagues. Campaign fund-raising was drying up, he said, because of widespread disappointment among donors over the inability of the Republican Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act or do much of anything else. Mr. Gardner is in charge of his party’s midterm re-election push, and he warned that donors of all stripes were refusing to contribute another penny until the struggling majority produced some concrete results. (Hulse, 9/22)
GOP Senator: Repealing ObamaCare 'Has Nothing To Do With Politics'
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said Sunday the GOP push to get an ObamaCare repeal bill passed has nothing to do with politics. "This has nothing to do with politics. It has nothing to do with donors." Gardner said on CBS's "Face The Nation," when asked about whether there was a rush to pass the ObamaCare repeal bill for political and not substantive reasons. (Savransky, 9/24)