Democrats See Opportunity In Orange County Republicans’ Health Care Votes
Nationwide, there are 14 Republican House districts that voted for Clinton and have Congress members who voted for the American Health Care Act. Four of those districts are in Orange County.
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Will Vote To Repeal Obamacare Work For Or Against Orange County Republican Congress Members In 2018?
The House vote to replace Obamacare has buoyed Democrats’ hopes of taking out Orange County’s four Republican Congress members, triggering a fresh wave of Democratic fundraising and rallies — and prompting a major political odds maker to revise its tote board. The effect the vote will have on the 2018 elections is hotly debated, but it has delivered immediate fuel to the momentum of the anti-Donald Trump movement much as Obamacare helped motivate the Tea Party leading up to the 2010 midterm races. (Wisckol, 5/8)
Protesters Stage 'Die-In' At Rep. Knight's Office Over Health Bill Vote
More than 100 demonstrators turned up to stage a "die-in" outside of Rep. Steve Knight's (R-Palmdale) Santa Clarita office Monday to protest his vote for the Republican health care bill. Some protestors dressed as symbols of death and disease, and about 20 laid on the ground with makeshift tombstones bearing inscriptions such as "pre-existing now non-existing" and "choked on Republican hypocrisy." (Faust, 5/9)