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Ariz. Dem Shies Away from Obamacare

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 01:36 PM

By Alec Weisman

Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Richard Carmona said Wednesday he would have opposed President Barack Obama’s overhaul of the nation's healthcare system in 2010, according to a report by 3TV in Phoenix.
The comment from the former U.S. surgeon general under President George W. Bush came during a televised debate with his Republican opponent, Rep. Jeff Flake, who immediately attacked him for reversing a position he had taken at the beginning of his campaign.
Carmona explained, “The way it is, I would have, if the president and Congress was not willing to change it, I would not have voted for it the way it was.”
But Carmona added that he would not vote to repeal Obamacare if elected because it would throw millions of people off the insurance rolls who were not covered before the law was passed in 2010.
“We really don't know how Dr. Carmona feels because when we started this campaign he said he supported it. It's on tape," Flake countered, referring to YouTube video.
The Carmona-Flake race is considered one of the more important in the country because it could decide whether Democrats maintain control of the Senate. Recent polls show the race tightening.

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