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Gazette Premium Content Rep. Doug Lamborn signs onto letter urging government shutdown over Obamacare

By Allison Sherry, The Denver Post Updated: August 27, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Rep. Doug Lamborn was among 80 House conservatives who signed onto a letter late last week saying an autumn government shutdown would be better than funding the new federal government health care law.

Lamborn, a Colorado Springs Republican, said through his spokeswoman Tuesday that his constituents “overwhelmingly” say they don’t want Obamacare and want it de-funded — at any expense.

“Millions of Americans are in danger of losing their current healthcare benefits, seeing huge increases to their premiums, or forced to pay for insurance they either don’t want or don’t need,” said spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen. “Congressman Lamborn maintains that ObamaCare is a train wreck that must be stopped.”

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