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Democrats Target Vulnerable Republicans Over Health-Care Vote

Will opposition to GOP efforts to dismantle Obamacare become an effective rallying cry for the left?
Source: Andrew Kelly / Reuters

Updated on May 5, 2017 at 10:25 a.m.

Democrats are targeting House Republicans who voted in support of legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act. Activists are hoping to channel opposition to GOP efforts to dismantle former President Obama’s signature health-care law into fundraising that will help back Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterm elections, though it’s unclear how much the issue will galvanize Democratic voters and donors.

Democrats sent out a flurry of fundraising appeals after House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act

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