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GOP Strategist: Healthcare Vote Improves Democrats' Chances in 2018

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi: 'This is a scar they carry.' (AP) 

By    |   Friday, 05 May 2017 09:16 AM

Democrats will have better chances to retake the House of Representatives in 2018, a Republican strategist said, Axios reported.

After the Senate votes on the healthcare bill, the House "will have voted for a bill that Dems could claim would be terrible for real people's health care and costs," the strategist told Axios.

The Cook Political Report has changed the ratings in 20 Republican districts to reflect better chances for Democrats to take those seats in the midterm elections in 2018.

"For several dozen Republicans, adding support for the AHCA to their voting record is an unequivocal political risk. And, several of the 20 Republicans who voted against AHCA could end up being blamed anyway," the Cook report said.

"House Republicans' willingness to spend political capital on a proposal that garnered the support of just 17 percent of the public in a March Quinnipiac poll is consistent with past scenarios that have generated a midterm wave,” according to Cook Report.

Democrats would need to flip 24 seats in the House to win the majority in 2018. They are planning on using the vote in their efforts against the Republicans then, according to a Friday NPR report.

"They have this vote tattooed on them. This is a scar they carry," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said after the bill passed the House, according to NPR’s report.

Democrats on the House floor sang “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” to Republicans after the vote, NPR's report said.

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