Reprimands issued for GOP backers of Medicaid plan

Rikki Mitchell

Reprimands issued for GOP backers of Medicaid plan

CREATED Jul. 15, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) - Some state legislative districts and county political parties are following through with threats to reprimand Republican lawmakers who joined forces with Democrats in supporting Gov. Jan Brewer's successful push to expand Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul.
   
The Arizona Capitol Times reports that four legislative districts have approved resolutions of "no confidence" in their elected Republicans who voted for expansion or censures for Brewer and the 14 Republicans who voted for the measure.
   
GOP activists say more votes of censure and "no confidence" are on the way.
   
The admonishments carry no legal weight.
   
But the elected precinct committeemen and district chairs say they serve to remind voters in the 2014 GOP primary that the Republicans who supported Medicaid expansion aren't real Republicans.
  
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