RUN FOR THE HILLS: Dem Sen Baucus Retiring Because He’s ‘Fed Up’ With Obamacare

Dem Who Called ObamaCare a ‘Train Wreck’ Decides to Retire

Baucus to retire rather than seek re-election in 2014, strategists say

By Paul Kane, The Washington Post

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is retiring rather than seek re-election in 2014, according to two senior Democratic strategists familiar with his plans.
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RUN FOR THE HILLS: Dem Sen Baucus Retiring Because He’s ‘Fed Up’ With Obamacare


CBS Notices Senate Dem’s ‘Train Wreck’ Label of ObamaCare; ABC, NBC Ignore

Jan Crawford touted how ObamaCare going into full effect in early 2014 is “causing all kinds of concern and anxiety, especially with…small business owners” on Friday’s CBS This Morning. Crawford also pointed out Senator Max Baucus’ April 17, 2013 “train wreck” label of the upcoming implementation of the health care law. This was the first time that a Big Three morning or evening newscast mentioned Baucus’ blunt remark.

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The correspondent zeroed in on a California bakery whose owner asserted that he “can’t make any decisions, because the federal government is giving no guidance” with regard to ObamaCare.

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ObamaCare passed in 2010, but it continues to exert a political gravitational pull on Democrats. On Tuesday, six-term Sen. Max Baucus announced he will retire at the end of his term in 2014, rather than seek reelection in deep-red Montana. He is the sixth Democrat to announce his retirement this year, increasing the odds of a Republican take-over of the Senate.


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