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New polling from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling shows that the GOP's unsuccessful attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has hurt the approval ratings of senators from key states — Dean Heller, Jeff Flake and Cory Gardner.

Why it matters: The polling gives new, specific evidence of the damage of the health care effort. Heller and Flake, representing Nevada and Arizona, are the only GOP senators considered vulnerable in 2018. Gardner isn't up until 2020, but he's from Colorado, which went for Hillary Clinton in last year's election.

The polling:

  • 24 percent of Coloradans approve of Gardner's job performance, and 53 percent said his vote for the health care bill makes them less likely to support him.
  • 18 percent of Arizonans approve of Flake's performance, and 52 percent said Flake's vote for the GOP health care bill made them less likely to support him.
  • 22 percent of Nevadans approve of Heller's job performance, and only 31 percent said they'd vote for him over a generic Democratic opponent. (Nevadans weren't asked how his vote impacted their support of Heller, but 54 percent said they disapproved of the health care bill.)

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  5. Business: Moderna reveals it may not hold patent rights for vaccine.
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The big picture: Georgia and Wisconsin both struggled to hold primaries during the coronavirus pandemic, but are doing so again — testing their voting systems ahead of the general election. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is facing a strong challenger as she fights for her political career. In Georgia, a Republican primary runoff pits a QAnon supporter against a hardline conservative.

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The U.S. government has agreed to buy 100 million doses of Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine for $1.5 billion, or $15 per dose.

Why it matters: The Trump administration, through Operation Warp Speed, has now bought initial batches of vaccines from Moderna, GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi, Pfizer, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca before knowing whether they are safe and effective. The federal government also appears to own some of the patent rights associated with Moderna's vaccine.