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‘Obamacare’ lawsuit against GOP dismissed

NORFOLK (AP) A lawsuit filed by a Virginia man against the Republican Party for failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act has been dismissed.

U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen rejected Bob Heghmann’s claim Feb. 20, The Virginian-Pilot reported. Heghmann’s lawsuit accused the party of fraud and racketeering and asked the party to return campaign contributions or pressure Congress to repeal “Obamacare.”

Allen said Heghmann did not have legal standing to sue and observed that the  push for repeal isn’t over yet. Heghmann argued he had standing to sue as a contributor.

Republican lawyers said Federal Election Commission records did not list Heghmann as a contributor to the Republican National Committee, the Virginia GOP or the party leaders named in the lawsuit. FEC records showed Heghmann gave $875 to New Hampshire’s GOP in 2013 and 2014.

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