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Medicare prescription drug co-author loses race

Nancy Johnson, a co-author of the Medicare prescription drug, has lost in her bid for re-election.  According to Fox News (“GOP Rep. Johnson loses…“), the 12-term Republican representative has lost to Democrat Chris Murphy in the Connecticut house race.  The Boston Herald (“Johnson loses…“) reports:

Murphy, 33, has slammed Johnson for her support of the war and taking contributions from drug companies. He also blamed her for co-authoring Medicare prescription drug legislation that many senior citizens found confusing.

The war in Iraq was the dominant story on election night, but health care certainly played a role in some key races.