Senate Republicans are clashing with conservative groups over whether to hold votes this year to repeal all of President Obama’s healthcare reform law.
One group, the Restore America’s Voice Foundation, plans to spend $50,000 to $100,000 per week on television ads pressing Senate Republicans to force a vote on repeal.
“We’re going to ask our supporters in national television ads to get in touch with Republican senators and remind them what people want them to do,” said Ken Hoagland, chairman of Restore America’s Voice.
“If we have to stop trying to convince Democrats of the flaws of the law and pause for a moment to talk to Republican senators, that’s what we’ll do,” Hoagland said, emphasizing that the ad campaign would run nationwide.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), however, has resisted pushing for a repeal vote because the Senate Republican Conference is split on the issue....
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