Rand Paul praises Roy Moore for opposing ObamaCare repeal effort
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulA Senator Gary Johnson could be good not just for Libertarians, but for the Senate too Conservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Senate approves 4B spending bill MORE (R-Ky.) is praising Roy Moore — the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice facing Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeAnn Coulter believes Kushner wrote anonymous op-ed bashing Trump Mulvaney: Trump regularly asks why Roy Moore lost The Hill's Morning Report — General election season underway with marquee Senate races set 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. 
Asked if he would vote for the health-care bill, spearheaded by Republican Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP opens door to holding Kavanaugh committee vote this week Press: Judge Kavanaugh must withdraw Kavanaugh: 'I will not be intimidated into withdrawing' MORE (S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyOvernight Health Care: GOP plays defense over pre-existing conditions | Groups furious over new Trump immigration proposal | Public health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Overnight Health Care: Opioids package nears finish line | Measure to help drug companies draws ire | Maryland ObamaCare rates to drop Overnight Health Care: HHS diverts funds to pay for detaining migrant children | Health officials defend transfers | Lawmakers consider easing drug company costs in opioids deal MORE (La.), a campaign spokesman for Moore told MSNBC "if Graham/Cassidy is anything less than a full repeal, Judge Moore will not vote for it.” 
 
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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.