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Topic - Steve Lombardo
When Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, voted last week to block a Republican attempt to repeal the 2010 health care law, his action on some levels was routine. The vote was straight along party lines, and the GOP effort was viewed largely as a symbolic gesture with little chance of success.
GOP pollster Steve Lombardo says it will be a challenge for Republican leaders to find policies that will deliver "a two-fer for independents and more extreme elements" of the party.
"That may end up being smart, especially when large segments of independent voters oppose the health care legislation," he said.