09/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Kent Conrad Says He Won't Vote For Public Option (UPDATE)

Update: Conrad's spokesperson told Salon that the story was inaccurate. Conrad told his constituents that he won't let the government run their health care, but that this position does not preclude the public option.

From the Jamestown Sun:

Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. presented his cooperative health care proposal here Thursday and told an audience of 100 that he would not vote for a government-run health care program.

Conrad stopped in Carrington as part of his a statewide tour touting the Senate Finance Committee's cooperative health care proposal.