Friday, January 13, 2012

Stephens vs. Looper: There will be blood

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM

If anyone had any doubts that the primary between House Majority Leader Amy Stephens and Rep. Marsha Looper was going to be bloody, those doubts can be put to rest.

One of the results of the recent reapportionment process was to move Stephens out of the district that she has represented since 2006 and into the district that Looper has represented since 2006. It's hard not to imagine how gleefully the Democrats drew up that map.

Today, a bill, sponsored in the House by Looper, emerged that would nullify Colorado's Health Benefit Exchange. As we all know, this exchange was implemented thanks to a wildly controversial (at least among the conservative crowds) bill sponsored by Stephens.

The bill repeals the "Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Act" if the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" as amended by the "Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" (federal act) is repealed or the United States supreme court rules that all or any part of the federal act is unconstitutional.

This is a pretty slick campaign piece. Still to be determined: Does it have a prayer?

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