Republican Defector On Health Care Bill Sees Fundraisers Canceled | Talking Points Memo

According to a report by the Associated Press on Tuesday, Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA), the lone Republican defector on the House health care reform bill, admitted that he had suffered some blowback from the bill: two fundraisers have been canceled and several campaign contributors have asked for their money back. Though some GOP leaders like Michael Steele have claimed the GOP will come after any Republican defectors, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) claims that the canceled fundraisers aren’t retaliatory and that he is “well aware that Anh Cao is a thoughtful legislator.” Meanwhile, a Louisiana Republican Party spokesman claims he knows of no efforts to primary Rep. Cao.

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