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April 05, 2012


New Romney Adviser Backed Individual Mandate

Mitt Romney's new campaign adviser, Ed Gillespie, was a lobbyist for a federal individual health insurance mandate two years before President Obama embraced the idea, the Washington Examiner reports.

"So while Romney can make a federalist distinction about himself -- that he supports some state health-insurance mandates, but not federal health-insurance mandates -- Romney advisor Gillespie (who did not immediately return my call or email seeking comment) seems stuck admitting he was a for a federal-level mandate when insurers were paying him to be for it, and is against it now that Obama is defending it."












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