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Dems hope to taint Romney with health law praise
San Francisco Chronicle

President Barack Obama and other top Democrats have been quick to lavish praise on former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney for signing the sweeping health care law in 2006 that laid the groundwork for Obama’s national health care overhaul.

The fact that repeal of the national law, derided as “Obamacare,” was a rallying cry for Republicans in last year’s midterm election hasn’t been lost on Democratic loyalists who hope to taint Romney by tying him too closely to what is a highly unpopular law among GOP voters.