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Democrats, sensing their potential vulnerability, sought to blame Republicans for not offering ideas on how to improve the website.

"Yes, we have to fix it. We should be working together to fix it," said Van Hollen, a former chairman of the committee tasked to elect more Democrats to the U.S. House.

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The first big test of the repaired website probably won’t come for a few more weeks, when an enrollment surge is expected as consumers rush to meet a Dec. 23 deadline so their coverage can kick in on the first of the year.

Avoiding a break in coverage is particularly important for millions of people whose current individual policies were canceled because they don’t meet the standards of the health care law, as well as for a group of about 100,000 in an expiring federal program for high-risk patients.

Ellison spoke to ABC’s "This Week." Rogers and Van Hollen were interviewed on NBC’s "Meet the Press." Corker joined CBS’ "Face the Nation."

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Associated Press writers Darlene Superville and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar contributed to this report.

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