I'll put my progressive credentials up against anyone's.
I believe everyone should have healthcare. In all my correspondence - I've been saying for years - it's a right, not a privilege.
Why would Senator Allen want to oppose saving money for the state? It's simply another example of Republicans fighting the governor tooth and nail against any measure where she might be able to turn the state's budget around.
The Tea Party did not run me out. If you know me and my personality, I would welcome the challenge.
I'm pretty stubborn.
We believe the Senate language provides for federal subsidies for abortions. Plus there's a language in there where you have to pay one dollar per month, every enrollee, to pay for a fund for reproductive rights which include abortion. And that's totally against federal law. So we are saying take that out.