A woman planning to center her campaign around support for a single-payer health system has announced her plan to challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill in the state's Democratic primary, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Angelica Earl, a 31-year-old Democrat, worked in the insurance industry as a verification specialist for insurance applicants under the Affordable Care Act. She is attacking McCaskill for her statement in support of looking for a bipartisan solution to health care.
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"My stance is single-payer health care for all," said Earl, who intends to file the necessary paperwork for her run in the coming days.
McCaskill's stance on single-payer is much less clear than Earl's.
Politico reported on Monday that Democrats were becoming alarmed that supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), a strong advocate for single-payer, would start launching primary attacks against the party's incumbent senators.