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Democrats Keep Pressure on GOP SCHIP Opponents (Reps. Emerson & Hulshof Mentioned)

October 17th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Some centrist Republicans could pay a political price for voting on Thursday to sustain Bush’s veto of a five-year, $35 billion expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), according to new polling conducted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and obtained by The Hill.

One poll found that 42 percent of voters are “very convinced” to vote against their Midwestern centrist Republican congressman, Rep. Kenny Hulshof (Mo.) when told that he “voted to keep 10 million kids from getting health insurance, including 100,000 from his own state” while keeping his “government health insurance.”

Centrist GOP Reps. Jo Ann Emerson (Mo.) and Mike Castle (Del.) told fellow moderate Republicans at the weekly Tuesday Group luncheon that they would introduce a compromise bill.

“We want to put a proposal on the table,” Emerson said. Read more…

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