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July 13th, 2012
03:44 PM ET

Maryland Governor says President Obama a strong, humble man, talks Medicaid expansion

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD) responds to President Obama's criticism of his own first term and Medicaid expansion.

Filed under: 2012 Race • Medicaid expansion • Politics
July 13th, 2012
02:36 PM ET

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA): Taking a 'wait and see approach on Medicaid, predicts Obama won't win Virginia in November

This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) tells Soledad aid he'll be taking a 'wait and see' approach to the expansion of Medicaid in his state.

"The bottom line is, I've sent a letter to the President on behalf of 29 Republican governors," Gov. McDonnell says. "We're going to wait and see what answers he gives in terms of how this is really going to work and then I think we can make a responsible decision about whether we expand or not."

Gov. McDonnell also addresses recent polls showing President Obama in the lead in Virginia, and says that state governors should get the credit for lowering local unemployment rates.

See more from the interview in the clip below.

Filed under: 2012 Race • Medicaid expansion • Politics • Unemployment