Illinois Democrat who helped implement Obamacare aims to unseat Republican who voted to repeal it

Illinois Rep. Randy Hultgren (R) voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) nine times since he was first elected in 2010. Now, in the midst of a competitive race, he’s saying he’ll preserve a central feature of the health law.

“I’ve voted 100 percent of the time protecting people with pre-existing conditions that they get coverage,” Hultgren told local media.

When his Democratic challenger Lauren Underwood called him out for lying last week during ...