Democrat Stephene Moore is facing off against Libertarian Jasmin Talbert and Republican Kevin Yoder to fill Kansas' 3rd Congressional seat, a position Rep. Dennis Moore -- Stephene's husband -- is stepping down from. While her opponents have both called for the repeal of the Obama administration's new health care overhaul, Stephene Moore, a nurse, supports it and contends that repealing the law will actually add to the federal deficit.
During a debate Wednesday, Moore claimed repealing the health care law would add $1.3 trillion to the deficit, a figure more than double the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office's estimate of $455 billion.
After the debate, the local ABC news affiliate caught up with Moore for an explanation of the discrepancy.
"My head is full of all the things that were just said to me up there. I'm very, very sorry," she said. "If the health care budget is cut -- I'm sorry, repealed, the $1.3 billion is going to come back into the budget from all the things that we're seeing as cost savings in that health care budget."