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NC GOP leaders attack Obamacare on eve of deadline

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North Carolina Republican leaders gather for a convention in Wake County. North Carolina Republican leaders gather for a convention in Wake County.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Monday saw a flurry of people trying to sign up for healthcare plans as the midnight deadline neared.

The demand was so high, in fact, that the the federal Affordable Care Act website ran into problems twice, even coming offline for a little while.

More than six million people have signed up, and experts believe the final number could exceed the original goal of seven million.

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll showed, 49 percent of all Americans now support the law while 48 percent oppose it. But for the GOP, that number is much higher.

Republicans gathered for a convention in Wake County Monday night. One of Obamacare's staunchest opponents, Rep. Renee Ellmers, was a key speaker.

She said that regardless of the milestone deadline, "We are going to continue the fight until this thing is gone and we can actually put the alternatives forward we know exist."

House Speaker Thom Tillis added, "We're already seeing in the state the additional costs for the state."

Tillis is running is challenging Democrat Kay Hagan in the U.S. Senate. If he wins, he said he will work to repeal Obamacare.

"I think Obamacare has created far more problems than it has solved," Tillis said.

Attacks on Obamacare are expected to continue locally and nationally going into the fall elections as it has proven to be red meat for conservatives.

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