GOP Senate Candidate ‘Applauds’ Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

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Terri Lynn Land, the presumptive Republican candidate for Michigan’s open Senate seat backed off her prior support for full Obamacare repeal Thursday, with her campaign saying instead that she “applauds” the state’s decision to expand Medicaid under the law.

“Terri believes that healthcare should be affordable and accessible to all Americans and that we as a society have a moral obligation to help those who are not as fortunate and their children,” Heather Swift, a spokeswoman for Land, told the Washington Post. “Terri applauds Governor Snyder for doing what he believes is best for Michigan families, while complying with mandates from Congress brought down in ObamaCare.”

Land had said in a radio interview earlier this month that she wants “to go down there and repeal Obamacare.” Americans for Prosperity, a conservative super PAC that has been attacking her likely Democratic opponent, has also campaigned against Michigan’s Medicaid expansion.

As TPM has noted before, Land has wavered in her Obamacare position, but seemed to have returned to the “repeal” message in the above radio interview.

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