Defying conventional wisdom, Dem challenger Craft pushes health care overhaul in GOP-leaning districtby George Bennett | February 1st, 2010
Undeterred by polls or Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts, Democratic congressional challenger Chris Craft says Congress should press ahead with health care reform.
Craft, hoping to unseat freshman GOP Rep. Tom Rooney of Tequesta in a Republican-leaning district, supported the health care bill that passed the House last year on a 220-to-215 vote with Rooney opposed.
Read about it in this week’s Politics column.
As noted over the weekend, Rooney began 2010 with more than a 7-to-1 financial advantage over Craft. Craft is listed as one of the Democrats’ “recruiting duds” in a campaign money round-up by Politico.com