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March Madness With John McCain and Obamacare
Posted at 3:51 p.m. on March 17, 2014
In an email blast sent Monday, the Friends of John McCain invited supporters to join their private ESPN bracket group. More than 150 people and counting have signed up for the “McCain Bracket Challenge.” McCain’s campaign has been hosting its own bracket competition since 2007.
The McCain supporter with the most successful bracket will win a basketball signed by the Arizona Republican.
But McCain isn’t the only one getting into the March Madness action. The White House put together its own bracket competition, but this one is not related to “the Big Dance.”
The White House launched “16 Sweetest Reasons to Get Covered” Monday, prompting participants to vote for their favorite reason to sign up for health care coverage. The competition is part of an effort to boost signups on Healthcare.gov by the March 31 deadline.
Two college basketball coaching legends joined the White House’s promotion. University of North Carolina coach Roy Williams and Geno Auriemma of the University of Connecticut’s women’s team urged Americans to fill out their Affordable Care Act bracket and sign up for health insurance.
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