Senate Republicans Plan to Repeal Obamacare With 51 Votes

The Majority Leader is hoping to lay the groundwork for a Republican president to kill the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signals to supporters at the Fancy Farm picnic August 2, 2014 in Fancy Farm, Kentucky. With today's annual Fancy Farm picnic, a Kentucky political tradition, recent polls show McConnell and the Democratic nominee, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes in a virtual tie.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell championed a renewed push to bypass a filibuster and repeal Obamacare with 51 votes on Tuesday, he announced in a joint statement with Utah Senator Mike Lee, one of the most conservative Republicans in the chamber.

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