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Re­pub­li­cans are plan­ning to use the trou­bled health law against De­moc­rats in next year’s midterm elec­tions, but the Af­ford­able Care Act is in­creas­ing­ly di­vid­ing their par­ty, too. At the an­nual meet­ing here of the na­tion’s Re­pub­li­can gov­er­nors, the ones who are eye­ing pres­i­den­tial runs in 2016 say they op­pose the health care law. But there is sharp dis­agree­ment among those who have helped car­ry out the law and those who re­main en­trenched in their op­po­si­tion. These ear­ly di­vi­sions re­veal not on­ly the dif­fi­cult cal­cu­la­tions of am­bi­tious Re­pub­li­can politi­cians as they look to the next pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, but al­so the com­plex­ities of be­ing a gov­er­nor rather than a law­mak­er at a time when the par­ty’s base is hos­tile to those who co­oper­ate with De­moc­rats.