RALEIGH, N.C. -- Conservatives are trying to build pressure on North Carolina's elected leaders to challenge the new health care bill signed by President Obama last month.
Tea party members, Republican activists and other advocacy groups scheduled a rally Tuesday morning in Raleigh to urge Attorney General Roy Cooper to join a lawsuit over the constitutionality on the health care overhaul.
The event begins just before the 10 top elected statewide officials - called the Council of State - meet nearby. Council member Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry hopes to bring up the lawsuit idea at the meeting.
Eight of the 10 members are Democrats, including Cooper, Gov. Beverly Perdue and U.S. Senate candidate and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. Cooper's office has received many Republican requests to challenge the law.
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