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Jonathan Swan Mar 19, 2017
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GOP leadership wooing moderates before healthcare vote

J Scott Applewhite / AP

After showering attention on conservatives, the healthcare whip team is shifting its focus to the moderates who worry Ryan's healthcare plan will hurt their elderly constituents.

Steve Scalise's whip team met with a couple dozen members of the Tuesday Group on Thursday, but these House moderates couldn't agree on what they'd need from leadership to get to "yes." They're fed up with being taken for granted on tough votes and they're worried that they'll take a tough vote for the team only to watch the bill die in the Senate.