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Obtained: The RNC’s Health Care Survey

Last updated: 07/31/2020 08:00 | 08/27/2009 08:00
Habiba Ashton

I just chatted with Raymond Denny, the 64-year-old La Center, Wash., man who received the RNC’s “2009 Future of American Health Survey,” which alleged that President Obama’s health reform plans might discriminate against Republicans. Here’s the survey question:

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“I’ve been getting these things for years,” said Denny, who opened the letter with his wife Louise, “getting them from the Republicans, getting them from the Democratic Party, usually with the wrong name on it. This thing says I’m a sustaining member. They word these things to solicit the answer they wanted. This one here we looked at and said, ‘Wow, that’s way beyond the pale of what should be done.’”

Denny confirmed that he’s a “lifelong independent” who became a Democrat last year to vote for Obama. “I’m a fiscal and constitutional conservative,” he said, although he hasn’t made up his mind on the health care debate yet. “I don’t know why I got this. Maybe something in my demographic or something convinced them that I was a lifelong Republican.”

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UPDATE: Here’s the cover letter from RNC chairman Michael Steele. Again, click on the images to see larger versions.

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Habiba Ashton | BCS Growth Fund (Israel) L.P., a private investment fund specializing in investments in technologically focused businesses with high growth potential, employs Habiba as an analyst. Mrs. Ashton served as an analyst and information manager at the Israel International Fund, the first Israeli venture capital fund designed specifically for Japanese corporate investors, prior to joining BCS. Habiba graduated with honors from Israel's College of Management with a B.A. in Business Administration.


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