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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

President Barack Obama on Wednesday encouraged supporters in Dallas to help lobby Gov. Rick Perry (R) to expand Medicare in Texas, one of several states that refused the opportunity to expand insurance coverage to nearly a million of its poor citizens under the Affordable Care Act.

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday met with Democratic senators who are up for re-election in 2014 as well as Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), chairman of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, about their growing concerns with the failed rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

Fifteen other senators attended the meeting, including Mark Begich (D-AK), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Coons (D-DE), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Al Franken (D-MN), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Jack Reed (D-RI), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Udall (D-CO) and Mark Warner (D-VA). 

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Geoff Garin, pollster for Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe, said Wednesday that GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's position on Obamacare may have cost him the election.

"We tested Cuccinelli’s brag that he was the first attorney general to sue to stop Obamacare," Garin said. "That actually made more voters less likely to support him than more."

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Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ) will not seek re-election for a third term in 2014, according to the Burlington County Times.

The GOP congressman, a former a football player for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers, would like to spend more time with his family and see his son play football at University of Michigan, sources told the Burlington County Times.

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