GOP 'Stop Them' Theme Emerges


GOP leaders are expanding their calls for repeal of the new health care law into a broader campaign theme that electing Republicans will provide the "check and balance" needed to parry Democrats and the Obama administration on an array of topics, with few specifics attached.

Since the health care bill passed in March, Republicans have been promising to "repeal and replace" it if they retake the majority in Congress. That message is becoming part of a broader theme that with unchecked power, Democrats have run amok, expanding government and inflating the national debt. Republicans hope to make the case to independent voters in particular that casting a ballot for the GOP is the way to restore balance and rein in Washington.

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