Republican U.S. Congresswomen Cathy McMorris Rogers and many other  of her Republicans colleagues could be vulnerable when they see re-election in 2018. That is to say, if they repeal the Affordable Care Act they face a large voter rebellion according to the below analysis. Of course, the ACA should be kept, but if Republicans put politics ahead of people they will pay a price in lost votes. Up to 82,000 people in McMorris’ 5th Congressional district would lose coverage if the ACA is repealed. That is a lot considering she only won re-election by 62,400 votes in 2016.

Of course, many of those 82,000 individuals already voted for Democratic candidates.  Also, some of them will vote Republican no matter what in 2018. However, it could compel ten, twenty, or thirty thousand more voters to cast their ballot for the Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress. If even twenty thousand Republicans switched and voted for the Democratic candidate in the 5th CD, that would change McMorris Rodgers’ 2016 margin to only 22,000 votes in 2018 . Between that and people’s general disdain for the party of popular vote loser Donald Trump, we may have a chance in 2016 of finally defeating Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

We are looking for amateur and professional writers to write articles and blog posts about this and also about McMorris position on the ACA. Any length is fine. You can email me at Bryanb [at] ewvoters [dot] org.

Actually, a few dozen Republicans in competitive races could find themselves hurt by the repeal of the ACA.


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