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Is Health Care Polluting the Political Environment for Democrats?

It's getting messy.

12:00 AM, Mar 18, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
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Under normal circumstances, Democrats distancing themselves from unpopular policy issues might insulate them from a bad election cycle. Not so in 2010. Yet the time spent on health care and the controversy surrounding it could produce a major impact on the political environment.  Irrespective of an individual Democrat’s vote on the issue, overcoming the toxic consequences on the public mood in many of these swing districts may be impossible.


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