(Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday rejected Republican arguments that a Democratic congressional candidate lost a special election in Florida due to public displeasure with President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.
Republicans have tried to connect the loss of Democrat Alex Sink to Republican David Jolly on Tuesday as a sign that Americans are eager to register their opposition to Obamacare in November congressional elections.
Obama’s Affordable Care Act had a rocky rollout in October and problems continue to plague the new system with many Americans complaining their private insurance plans were canceled.
White House spokesman Jay Carney, asked if Obamacare had been on the ballot in the special election, read remarks from Jolly himself, who said he did not see a link.
Jolly, 41, defeated Sink, a former state chief financial officer, by 3,500 votes or a 1.87 percent margin, according to local officials.
Carney said Obamacare appeared to have a neutral impact on the race, saying, “It was not a negative or a positive.”
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Spokes-Liar-in-Chief: Jay Carney claims Alex Sink loss has anything to do with Obamacare...
'Baghdad Bob' a run for his money.