AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Democrats on Tuesday relaunched their campaign to expand health care coverage to about 70,000 low-income residents under the federal health care overhaul, vowing to reintroduce a Medicaid expansion bill when they return in January.

Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick said Democrats feel confident they can get enough GOP support to override an almost-certain veto from Republican Gov. Paul LePage next session. But attempts to override LePage’s veto last legislative session fell short, signaling a difficult road ahead for Democrats.

 

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