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Hans Tanzler, Bill McClure vow to repeal ObamaCare

Hans Tanzler introduced himself to Northeast Florida voters on horseback, brandishing a rifle, and telling President Barack Obama that “we the people [say] ‘get out of our town.'”

Bill McClure introduced himself to voters outside of St. Johns County with his “Washington Insider Party” ad, naming Tanzler as one of three “career politicians” Nancy Pelosi would like to see in office.

Despite those apparent differences, Tanzler and McClure have teamed up against the overreach of the Affordable Care Act, signing a pledge to repeal Obamacare.

A press release from the outfit pushing the pledge, Independent Women’s Voice, featured a quote from Tanzler.

“There is no question that Obamacare has been a disaster from the start, and it keeps getting worse,” said Hans Tanzler. “We can and must do better. I will work to repeal it and replace it with patient-centered, market-based solutions that will make health care more affordable and more accessible.”

There was no comparable quote from McClure.

Meanwhile, IWV President Heather Higgins lauded Tanzler.

“The Repeal Pledge was designed as a litmus test to help the American public understand which candidates and officeholders are serious about repeal, versus those who claim to be but won’t actually take action,” continued Higgins. “With this commitment, Hans Tanzler passes that test.”

Tanzler and McClure are not the only people on the 4th Congressional District ballot to sign the pledge; U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff has, too.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at

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