Now There Are Two Democratic Senate Candidates Against Obama’s Health Care Plan

Jan 20, 2010 7:25pm

ABC News’ Teddy Davis reports: Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, a Democratic candidate for Senate in Florida, came out against President Obama’s health care plan on Wednesday. "This plan was arrived at with unacceptable compromises," said Ferre in a written statement. "It is a special interest plan that raises taxes and favors insurance and pharmaceutical companies. I fear the President has lost sight of his original goal of extending healthcare to all Americans and at the same time controlling healthcare costs." Ferre, an underdog in the primary against Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek, is the second Democratic “outsider” candidate to voice his opposition to President Obama’s health care plan in recent days. The other Democratic Senate candidate to come out against Obama’s health care plan is Harold Ford. Ford, a former congressman from Tennessee, is eyeing a Senate run in New York against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D). In addition to contrasting himself with Meek on Obama’s health care plan, Ferre has also contrasted himself with Meek by coming out against President Obama’s troop build-up in Afghanistan. The Florida primary takes place on Aug. 24.

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