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Democrats Win if Private Option Locks Up

How Badly the Republicans Will Lose is the Only Issue...

Posted: March 2, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN State Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, left, House Minority Leader Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, top, Jeff Wardlaw, D-Warren, right, and Rep John Burris, R-Harrison, discuss funding for the private option to expand Medicaid coverage during a recent House session in Little Rock.
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN State Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, left, House Minority Leader Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, top, Jeff Wardlaw, D-Warren, right, and Rep John Burris, R-Harrison, discuss funding for the private option to expand Medicaid coverage during a recent House session in Little Rock.

Democrat Mike Ross will win the governor's race if the state budget locks up over private option. Nothing short of a serious scandal would hurt Republican Tom Cotton's chances at the U.S. Senate more than a state budget deadlock, either.

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