Liberal ad campaigns target Flake, Heller over health bill
Democratic operatives and their progressive allies flooded the airwaves
Monday with ads pressuring GOP senators to reject an emerging — yet so far secret — bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Republican Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Dean Heller of Nevada were the targets — the two men being considered the most vulnerable Republicans in the 2018 cycle.
The twin assault came from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which launched full-screen web ads aimed at mobile viewers and “cord-cutters” who don’t watch regular cable TV, and a seven-figure radio and television buy from the left-leaning
Community Catalyst Action Fund.
Leaders are negotiating a plan without public hearings, as they push for a swift floor vote by the July 4th break.
“Republicans can try and ram through their health care bill in secret, but voters will know exactly who to blame when their costs spike and their coverage is cut,” said Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman David Bergstein.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that 23 million fewer people would hold insurance as of 2026 under the House version of the bill.