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10/28/2020

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The GOP 2012 Hopefuls Who Supported a Health Care Mandate

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The GOP 2012 Hopefuls Who Supported a Health Care Mandate

Mitt Romney can raise $10.5 million in one day. He has a big campaign organization and a national network of supporters and he’s tall and nice-looking former governor with a full head of hair. He should be a strong candidate to challenge President Obama in 2012, except for one thing: He signed Romneycare into law, a health care overhaul that features a mandate that individuals buy health insurance, a feature of Obama’s health care plan that Republicans despise. Explaining his embrace of the individual mandate is Romney’s biggest challenge in the primaries. But Romney’s not the only one with an individual mandate skeleton in his closet. Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, and, Politico’s Ben Smith unearthed Friday, Tim Pawlenty all have varying levels of support for the measure in their pasts. …

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