MICHIGAN

On Your Right

Snyder may have lost some GOP support from Medicaid expansion.

Sept. 6, 2013, 7:22 a.m.

Gov. Rick Snyder (R) “scored one of the biggest le­gis­lat­ive vic­tor­ies of his ten­ure this week,” when Medi­caid ex­pan­sion passed, “but he may also have lost sup­port from some Re­pub­lic­ans.”

“Snyder’s suc­cess­ful push for Medi­caid ex­pan­sion could play well with mod­er­ates and even some Demo­crats in 2014. But tea party act­iv­ists are frus­trated. Some already have called on con­ser­vat­ives to ‘sit out’ a Snyder re-elec­tion cam­paign, and oth­ers are be­gin­ning to whis­per about a po­ten­tial Re­pub­lic­an primary chal­lenge.”

GOP op­er­at­ive John Truscott: “If there were someone ser­i­ously talk­ing about tak­ing the gov­ernor on, they’d have to have a can­did­ate com­mit­tee by now, and they’d have to be rais­ing funds. … You don’t take on an in­cum­bent with a last-minute ef­fort. Plus, I don’t think you’d find any­body cred­ible to con­trib­ute.” (MLive.com)
— Ju­lie So­bel

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