Childers: No One Wanted To Vote For HCR As Much As I Did

Travis Childers spoke with the Clarion-Ledger over the weekend, and overall it is a good story although most regular readers of this blog will have seen all the points addressed in the article mentioned here many times before. But, there was one statement made by Rep. Childers that I had not seen before and may not have been the best choice of words for the incumbent.

On healthcare reform, Childers said this: “No one wanted to vote for health-care reform more than I did. I saw that bill slipping away from me.” There may be popular parts of the bill, but it is a losing issue just about everywhere- especially the First District. Alan Nunnelee has been hitting Childers for waiting so long to declare his opposition to the bill in the Spring, and this should just give him another line of attack regarding the unpopular legislation.

Taylor’s statement on repeal. Rep. Gene Taylor made news this week when he became the first Democrat to support the discharge petition calling for a vote to repeal the new healthcare legislation.

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