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Arizona AG Horne: Obamacare vote 'symbolic'

PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said there will be no surprises in Washington on Wednesday when the U.S. House votes on what is called "Obamacare."

"The House will repeal Obamacare. The Senate will not. It's a symbolic gesture to set up the contrast for voters when the decide on the president and Senate in November," he said.

Horne said legally the Supreme Court has approved Obamacare but its future in the hands of American voters.

"In a representative republic you want people to decide if they want this or not."

Arizona was one of 26 states that sued the federal government over the law. Backlash over the health-care bill helped Republicans win elections and take control of the House in 2010.

Horne believes that the same situation could happen in the Senate come November.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.

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