Nye remains a 'no'

Rep. Glenn Nye (D-Va.), one of a few key Democrats that leaders hoped to flip from 'no' to 'yes' on the healthcare bill, said Saturday that he will remain a 'no.'

Democratic leaders successfully flipped Reps. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.) and Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.) in recent days, but Nye won't be following suit.

Nye announced via press release that he couldn't abide cuts to children's hospitals and the cost of the program.

“Over the past year, I have spoken with countless small business owners, families, medical professionals, and average citizens across Virginia’s 2nd district, and it became very clear that this bill was not the right solution for Virginia’s health care challenges,” Nye said. “There were many strong points in this bill that I would have been happy to support individually, but the package as a whole had serious problems.”

Nye is a top GOP target in 2010. GOP leaders are high on the candidacy of businessman Scott Rigell, but he faces a primary first.

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