Politico: Swing-state Democrats avoiding 'Medicare for All'

Swing-state Democrats running for Senate seats in 2020 are distancing themselves from "Medicare for All" in what Politico calls a "striking split" with Democratic presidential candidates.

Candidates like Mark Kelly in Arizona, Theresa Greenfield in Iowa and Cal Cunningham in North Carolina are running on protecting the ACA and expanding Medicaid, according to Politico. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Doug Jones of Alabama and Gary Peters of Michigan have backed public-option plans that preserve private insurance, according to the report.

Even as swing-state Democrats choose a more moderate tack, Republican strategists are advertising to create a stronger association between the candidates and a single-payer plan, according to the report.

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