Sunday's vote on health care legislation is over, and both sides insist that their approach was the correct one. The voters, of course, will be the final arbiters of that. (One prime example: Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan has a Democratic primary opponent on his left and a conservative/Tea Party challenge from the right.)
And that's the lead topic in today's Political Junkie segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation. We'll have Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg and Republican strategist Vin Weber talking about how this may play in the November midterms.
Plus: a drive to keep Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) from fulfilling her pledge to quit her Senate seat ... New York's Conservative Party picks a gubernatorial nominee ... Democrats still don't have a lt. gov. nominee in Illinois ... and the process begins in Utah to determine if conservative GOP Sen. Robert Bennett is conservative enough.
Last week's segment — with special guest Andy Stern of the SEIU talking about possible retribution by his union against Democrats who vote against the health care bill — can be heard here.
Join host Neal Conan and me every Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET for the Junkie segment on TOTN, where you can often, but not always, find interesting conversation, useless trivia questions and sparkling jokes. And you can win a Political Junkie T-shirt!
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