GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Republican Peter Meijer and Democrat Hillary Scholten, who are vying to replace U.S. Rep. Justin Amash in Congress, spared over health care and “misleading” campaign advertisements in a debate Thursday night but found common ground on the need for a second coronavirus stimulus package.
One of the biggest topics of the debate, broadcast on WOOD-TV, was the Affordable Care Act.
Scholten, who worked at the Department of Justice during the Obama administration, criticized Meijer for pledging to support a repeal of the health care law if elected. Meijer has signed a pledge from the conservative group, Campaign for Liberty, that stated he would “support legislation to fully repeal ObamaCare and oppose efforts to give the federal government more control of health care.”
“A million people in Michigan would lose their health care coverage without this law,” said Scholten, 38. “It is so crucial that we fight
Once a reliably red state, Arizona has become increasingly purple over the last decade.
When it comes to the 2020 election, it’s districts like Arizona’s 9th Congressional District that could swing outcomes on the federal level.
The 9th Congressional District falls in the heart of the Valley. It includes east Phoenix, Tempe, south Scottsdale and parts of Mesa and Chandler. It’s home to some of Arizona’s largest employers, such as State Farm Insurance and Arizona State University.
The district was originally drawn as one of three competitive House seats in Arizona. Back when it was created, Republicans had a 3 percentage point advantage. Today, Democrats have an 8-point edge.
What does that shift mean for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden? How could changing sentiments in one congressional district shape the outcome of November’s election?
U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, on Sunday debated her Republican opponent in the November election, Paul Junge, defending her vote to impeach President Donald Trump and saying Junge isn’t being specific enough about how he would handle questions surrounding health care access.
The two debated in a half-hour segment on WDIV-TV’s “Flashpoint” (Channel 4). Two years ago, Slotkin, a former national intelligence officer and acting assistant secretary in the Defense Department, won election in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, which is comprised of northern Oakland County and Ingham and Livingston counties and had been held previously by Republicans.