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GOP Senate Candidate to People Losing Insurance: Email Me

2:26 PM, Nov 7, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Colonel Rob Maness, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, is asking any and all 80,000 Louisianans who are expected to lose their health insurance due to Obamacare regulations to email his campaign with their stories.

"The devastating effects of Obamacare do not discriminate on party lines," said Maness in a statement. "They affect all Louisianans. Today, I am calling for the 80,000 to speak up and contact me directly via, on Facebook or on Twitter. I want to hear your stories and share them. We must hold our elected officials accountable for their actions."

Maness is running for the seat currently held by Democrat Mary Landrieu, who voted for Obamacare in 2010. Landrieu has defended her support for the law, although she has introduced legislation that would force insurers to continue providing the same policies to individuals in 2014 that were provided in 2013.

In a press release, the Maness campaign argues why those constituents who will lose their insurance could be problematic for Landrieu:

The figure of 80,000 Louisianans will prove problematic for Landrieu, who won her first election by only 5,794 votes and her second by 42,012.  Landrieu's biggest margin of victory came in 2008, when she won by 122,121 votes. If only half of the 80,000 losing coverage have dependents sharing their coverage, that would add up to ... 120,000 ticked-off voters. 

Landrieu's opponents will likely continue to hammer the Democrat for her 2010 vote as the 2014 election season heats up. Another Republican Senate candidate, congressman Bill Cassidy, released a video earlier this week critical of Landrieu's support for Obamacare. Watch that video below:

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