Koch Group Targets Vulnerable Dems in New Anti-Obamacare Ads

Tea Party member Janis Haddon of Atlanta, Georgia, tries to fend off Obamacare supporter Yasemin Ayarci (L) of Levittown, Pennsylvania, as Ayarci counter protests a Tea Party rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court of March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court continued to hear oral arguments on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
National Journal
Sam Baker
Oct. 29, 2013, 8:14 a.m.

Amer­ic­ans for Prosper­ity, the ad­vocacy group fun­ded by the wealthy Koch broth­ers, is launch­ing a new round of anti-Obama­care ads against vul­ner­able Demo­crats.

AFP an­nounced new tele­vi­sion ads Tues­day at­tack­ing Sens. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., for vot­ing to pass the Af­ford­able Care Act.

Landrieu and Hagan voted to pass the health care law in 2010 and have since res­isted GOP-led ef­forts to weak­en the law. Both face com­pet­it­ive reelec­tion fights in 2014.

“Law­makers who have act­ively worked to bring about the dis­astrous Obama­care law need to be held ac­count­able,” AFP Pres­id­ent Tim Phil­lips said in a state­ment. “Sen­at­ors Hagan and Landrieu have stead­fastly sup­por­ted this costly, Big Gov­ern­ment night­mare that has re­duced choice, raised premi­ums, and led to the can­cel­la­tion of health care plans for mil­lions of Amer­ic­ans.”

AFP said the latest ads are part of a “mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar ef­fort” that in­cludes TV and Web ads against vul­ner­able Demo­crats who sup­por­ted the Af­ford­able Care Act.

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