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Tuesday, March 22

Republican campaign committee takes shot at Murphy on health care vote, claims he may run again

The following just came in from the National Republican Congressional Committee:

As Scott Murphy is being courted by Washington Democrats to run for his old seat, we can remember that it was exactly one year ago today that he voted for the big-spending, job-crushing healthcare bill that has since become law. Although Murphy lost his job, many ObamaCare supporters are already having regrets as new burdens are being placed on small businesses and the national debt continues to skyrocket. Having fired him once, New York voters won’t forget Murphy's support for the big-spending, job-destroying status quo that his fellow Democrats continue to defend to this day.

“Scott Murphy's former constituents in New York won’t soon forget how he marched right alongside the Democrats’ spending spree that preceded the record deficit we now face, and his vote for ObamaCare exactly one year ago today is no exception,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “This makes Murphy's potential comeback attempt doubtful at best, since debt is still being piled onto middle-class families and burdens are still being placed on small businesses throughout New York as a result of the harmful Democrat policies he supported before he was fired.”

One year ago today, Scott Murphy helped pass ObamaCare in the House. (H.R. 4872, Roll Call Vote #167: Passed 220-211: D 220-33; R 0-178, 3/21/10; H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #165: Passed 219-212: D 219-34; R 0-178, 3/21/10)

The release goes on to cite a post from the Washington Post's The Fix blog about an "alumni association" organized by Democratic Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Israel to take back the House made up of "roughly 90 percent" of the Democrats defeated in 2010. Murphy is not mentioned by name in the WaPo report.


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