Rand Paul praises Roy Moore for opposing ObamaCare repeal effort
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulBusiness, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration On The Money: Trump declares emergency at border | Braces for legal fight | Move divides GOP | Trump signs border deal to avoid shutdown | Winners, losers from spending fight | US, China trade talks to resume next week MORE (R-Ky.) is praising Roy Moore — the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice facing Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeDomestic influence campaigns borrow from Russia’s playbook Overnight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force Five things to watch in Mississippi Senate race MORE (Ala.) in a GOP primary runoff Tuesday — for his opposition to the latest GOP ObamaCare repeal bill.  

"Good to see [Moore] gets it. He won't vote for fake repeal!" Paul said on Twitter on Friday. 
 
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The Hill confirmed Moore's stance with his campaign, but Moore’s spokeswoman did not respond to a request to elaborate as to whether Moore believes Graham-Cassidy qualifies as a “full repeal.” 
 
The Graham-Cassidy legislation would overhaul ObamaCare, including ending funding for the Medicaid expansion and ObamaCare's insurer subsidies that help low-income people buy insurance. In their place, block grants would be given to states.
 
But conservatives argue the bill isn't a full repeal of ObamaCare because it shifts $1 trillion of the law's funding to the states. 
 
Paul's praise of Moore is in stark contrast to Senate GOP leadership and most of the Republican conference, who have publicly backed Strange along with President Trump.
 
But Paul has repeatedly said he is against the Graham-Cassidy bill, calling it "ObamaCare lite." 

Strange hasn’t publicly declared a stance on the bill. But he’s expected to support the bill along with the vast majority of Republican senators.