Washington (CNN) – House Republican leaders have cut a new television commercial that they vow to run against Democrats who vote in favor of health care reform.
The ad will run during the NCAA "March Madness" basketball tournament in congressional districts of Democrats who do not reject the bill, National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Ken Spain tells CNN.
GOP leaders unveiled the commercial Tuesday as part of its "GOP Code Red" campaign that is focused on the upcoming health care vote.
"Any Democrat who votes for a government takeover of health care will be held accountable for rubber-stamping this corrupt bill and for being part of a corrupt process to ram it down the throats of the American people," Spain said.
Releasing the commercial early gives the NRCC a twofer: It allows House Republicans to issue the threat while health care reform is being debated, and the GOP will likely receive additional coverage from local media once the ads being to run after the vote.