Castillo heads south to blast “Obamacare”
Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate David Castillo will join fellow opponents of the new health reform law in San Diego this Saturday to address a group that calls itself the National Doctors Tea Party.
Castillo is among a group of lawmakers and candidates who have signed a pledge to “defund” implementation of the national health reform bill if elected. A vocal opponent of the legislation, Castillo has called it “nothing more than a government takeover of health care in this country.”
In March, he won the endorsement of FreedomWork, the organization headed by former Texas congressman Dick Armey that helped organize national Tea Party events last year.
Castillo will join other anti-“Obamacare” activists, including Republican Sharron Angle, a U.S. Senate candidate in Nevada and a favorite of conservative talk radio hosts. Angle is running to unseat Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
In a boost for opponents of the health reform bill, a federal judge in Virginia Monday denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s attempt to have a lawsuit challenging the health reform bill dismissed, saying further hearings were needed to weigh the merits of the case.
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has joined more than a dozen other attorneys general in filing a separate lawsuit in Florida challenging the constitutionality of a mandate in the new law that requires individuals to buy health insurance or pay a fine.