GOP Congressman Who Voted for Health Care Bill Has Lost Some Support
November 10, 2009The only Republican in the House to vote for a Democrat-backed health care bill says two fundraisers for him have been canceled since Saturday's vote.
Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao said Tuesday some campaign contributors have also asked for their money back.
But Cao stands by his vote and rejects any notion he might leave the Republican Party.
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia says he was disappointed by Cao's vote but he plans no political retaliation against Cao.
Cao, a Vietnamese-American, represents a mostly black, mostly Democratic New Orleans-based district. He narrowly defeated Democratic incumbent William Jefferson last year after Jefferson was indicted on corruption charges.
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