Published Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 | 5:02 p.m.
Updated Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 | 5:02 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Three of the Republicans vying for the chance to run against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this year signed a pledge today – vowing to vote to repeal health care legislation if elected in November.
Candidates Sharron Angle, Sue Lowden and Danny Tarkanian all signed the pledge unveiled today by the conservative group Club for Growth.
“The Repeal It! pledge sends the message that even if ObamaCare does pass, this fight won’t be over,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Pro-growth conservatives’ best strategy now is to pledge to undo this monstrosity if it ever becomes law, and only to support candidates who take that pledge.”
Together, the three Nevadans make up 10 percent of the 31 candidates for federal office who made the pledge on Day One.
“As Nevada's next senator, I will sponsor any legislation to repeal the government takeover of health care and work to bring this nation back on the road to fiscal sanity," Tarkanian said.
The pledge may be popular now in rallying the Republican base but prove difficult in 2011.
However, the health care legislation contains popular provisions – for example, the part about insurance companies no longer being allowed to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions.
Will this be a pledge that is easy to keep?
For those of you who want the small print, here’s the pledge they signed:
“I hereby pledge to the people of my state/district, upon my election to the House/Senate, to sponsor and support legislation to repeal any federal health care takeover passed in 2010, and replace it with real reforms that lower health care costs without growing government.”