Ocasio-Cortez Defends Single-Payer Health Care by Citing Reduced ‘Funeral Expenses’

Ocasio-Cortez Defends Single-Payer Health Care by Citing Reduced ‘Funeral Expenses’

Laura Kelly, who defeated four other candidates in the primary. Whitmer and Kelly both have extensive records as legislative leaders and pitch themselves as get-it-done pragmatists. They cite hostility toward Trump, spending on top races and recent visits to the state from Vermont Sen.

Their victories, reported by The Associated Press, set up deep ideological clashes in state's most prominent general election races in November. Democrat Lisa Brown, a university administrator and former state lawmaker, will take on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest-ranking female House Republican, in an eastern Washington seat.

In the Republican battle, Schuette - a veteran politician who has served in Congress, the Legislature and as an appellate judge - emphasized his endorsement from Trump and a proposal to cut the state income tax. Whitmer said she supports getting everyone covered but stopped short of embracing a single-payer plan, instead promoting her work to help expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of adults through former President Barack Obama's health care law while also promising to fix deteriorating roads.

Jim Morse of Traverse City supported Democrat Abdul El-Sayed. And, she added, "We come from a family and a place that had been colonized".

Schuette, 64, received congratulatory calls from Trump and Vice President Mike Pence after he beat Lt. Gov. Brian Calley - a close partner with Snyder - conservative state Sen.

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Hours after the polls closed in Kansas Tuesday night, the state is still awaiting the results of the GOP primary nomination in the heated race between Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer.

Schuette, who had been accused by Calley of misusing his public office for political business, also sought to bring Republicans together and criticized Whitmer.

Almost 2.2 million votes were cast, a 28 percent spike over the 1.7 million mark from 2002, which is believed to be the previous record.

"There is tremendous intensity among Democratic women to participate in the election", said Bernie Porn, a pollster with EPIC-MRA in Lansing who attributed the surge to a backlash against Trump. "Detroit in on a great track, but there are so many things that need to be done".

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