05/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

How Health-Care Vote Might Affect November 2010 Elections

As Republicans prepared to campaign on a pledge to try to repeal the measure, Obama and the Democrats will work to keep voters focused on the new benefits, rather than the size, cost or complexity of the bill.

"The real political battle over health-care reform begins after its passage," said Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis. "We can't let Republicans seize the message advantage here, as they did during last summer's 'tea party' and town hall protests. For Democrats, it means we must take the initiative and aggressively sell this reform to the American people not for a few days, or weeks, but all the way through the election."

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