A Republican congressman from Maine is brushing off criticism from conservatives angry that he didn't vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin was one of three House Republicans to vote this week against repealing the law. Reps. Bob Dold of Illinois and John Katko of New York state also voted against repealing it.
Poliquin says he opposes the law but believes a replacement plan needs to be in place first.
After the vote, the national board of the libertarian-leaning Republican Liberty Caucus voted Thursday to rescind its endorsement of Poliquin. Its chair said the group was "stunned and disappointed" and no longer stands by him.
Poliquin says the House already has voted to repeal the law several times without success.
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