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New California lawmaker puts his face on Medicare for all – and a target on his back

Rep. Josh Harder is the only Democrat from a moderate district who will be front and center as House progressives roll out their plan on Medicare for all Wednesday.

He’ll also be the only California Democrat and freshman Democrat to speak at the announcement, putting his face on a plan fraught with pitfalls for moderates. The move will put an even larger target on his back as Republicans move to unseat him. It will be a test of whether districts outside of the solidly Democratic will support the bold effort at health care overhaul as it takes steps towards becoming law — which Republican groups have painted as a socialist dream.