Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) now has some company:
[…] State Rep. Nelson Dollar, a powerful Republican budget writer and redistricting chairman who has been an architect of some of the party’s policy priorities, touts his role in boosting teacher pay. In an interview with The Washington Post, Dollar also said he would vote to let North Carolina expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act — something he has opposed since Republicans took over in 2010.[…]
Lewis was the ONLY House Republican to support Medicaid expansion when it first came up. North Carolina already has some of the most generous Medicaid benefits in the country. Jones Street Republicans and then-Gov. Pat McCrory rightfully suggested that Medicaid fraud should be seriously addressed and the system should be reformed for efficiency before even thinking about expanding it.
I am sure this position change has a lot to do with the competitive challenger Dollar has in November.