Lib­eral ad cam­paigns tar­get Flake, Heller over health bill

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Tom How­ell Jr.

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.

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