Lt. Gov Kinder Picks a D.C. Lawyer for Suit Against Federal Healthcare
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Lt. Gov Kinder Picks a D.C. Lawyer for Suit Against Federal Healthcare

Date: April 21, 2010
By: Max Reiss
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  Missouri's Lieutenant Governor will sue the federal government on his own behalf and not the state's.
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Wrap: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder set up a fund for people to donate to his lawsuit against the federal government over healthcare.

Kinder's spokesman Gary McElyea says the Lieutenant Governor will name himself in the suit and not the state.

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Description: "It won't be the People of Missouri vs. it will be Lieutenant Governor Kinder as his official title in his role as a senior advocate and a constitutional officer.

McElyea said the majority of donors to the lietuenant governor's case have come from Missouri, but that people from other states have also contributed.

Kinder picked a Washington D.C. lawyer to represent him in the suit.

From the state Capitol, I'm Max Reiss, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro:  Missouri's lone statewide elected Republican will represent himself and not the state as he sues the federal government, claiming the new healthcare law is unconstitutional.
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Wrap: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder refuses to use Missouri taxpayer money to fund his lawsuit against the federal government.

That's why he set up a fund: The Healthcare in Action LLC.

Kinder's spokesman Gary McElyea, says anyone from any state can donate to Kinder's effort.

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Description: "Right now there are a number of people from across the country that are contributing to this effort as I said. The majority of those are from Missouri and want their voices heard."

Thor Hearne, a Washington D.C. attorney, will represent Kinder in the case.

Missouri's Attorney General, Democrat Chris Koster, has not joined the lawsuit.

From Jefferson City, I'm Max Reiss, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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