Health care, spending questions on SC GOP ballot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Voters in South Carolina's Republican primary are expected to voice their ire over President Barack Obama's health care plans and high state government spending.

Tuesday's Republican primary ballots ask voters two "advisory questions" on whether legislators should oppose the new federal health care law and state limit spending.

State GOP leaders expect voters to give a resounding "yes" to both questions.

Party Executive Director Joel Sawyer says the questions serve two purposes: to prompt action from legislators and to increase turnout. He says he hopes the questions give Republicans another reason to go to the primary polls.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.