Repealing Obamacare: Coburn May Lead Charge
It could come down to who blinks first.
Even if Republicans succeed beyond any current predictions and capture both the Senate and the House, they wouldn't have enough GOP votes to overcome President Barack Obama's veto.
But Republicans could still fall back on the congressional power of the purse, denying the administration billions of dollars to carry out the most far-reaching social legislation since Medicare and Medicaid.
"The endgame is a fight over funding," said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.