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Obama Health Care Law a Flashpoint in 3rd District


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany has voted to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul more than 30 times in Congress. That hasn't stopped his congressional race opponent, U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry, from attacking Boustany as a supporter of the law known as Obamacare.

Landry has run ads saying Boustany has backed many of the broader ideas in the health care law, called the Affordable Care Act. He says Boustany is only now opposing the law because he knows it's unpopular in the southwest Louisiana-based 3rd District.

Boustany says the ads are another example of Landry using underhanded tactics and misrepresenting his record to try to win the Nov. 6 election. His campaign has accused Landry of defamation.

Boustany has run an ad calling Obama's health care law a failure.

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10/22/2012 11:41:51 AM (GMT -5:00)

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