March 26th, 2010
10:47 AM ET
8 years ago

DNC to Republicans: 'Hands off our health care'

Democrats have finally passed the top issue on their legislative agenda - health care - but with Republicans already pushing for a repeal, it's time to sell it.

The Democratic National Committee will run ads condemning ten Republicans who voted against the health care bill and touting the merits of twenty-five Democrats who supported it, the organization announced Friday

The radio ad campaign, called "Hands off our Health Care" targets several Republicans who support the bill's repeal, including Louisiana Rep. Joseph Cao - the lone Republican who supported an earlier version of the health care bill.

Cao's vote was again sought after by Democrats - including the president - in the weeks leading up to the final vote, but his concerns over federal funding for abortions led the Louisiana Republican to vote no.

Other Republicans the ads target: Dan Lungren and Mary Bono Mack of California, Mike Castle of Delaware, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Lee Terry of Nebraska, Pat Tiberi of Ohio, Jim Gerlach and Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, and Dave Reichert of Washington.

The television ad campaign, called "You Fight, We Fight," extolls the merits of the health care legislation, including "quality, affordable prescriptions," and "closing the Medical prescription gap."

The ads will run in markets across the country, the DNC said in an e-mailed statement.

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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. ronalde

    The repugs tried the same thing with medicare and it did't work,it won't work this time.because the 33 million who will get care just might like it and will vote to keep it.i know that if it drops my ins. by 10 dollars i will like it.

    March 26, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  2. Albert R. K.

    Republicans are all wet because health care was their Waterloo. Now they face all those teenagers who today are guaranteed health care coverage from their parent’s insurance plan until they are 26. If the Republicans think they can take that candy from those babes who will register to vote for the first time as they begin college this year, 2012, 2014, etc., then the GOP is headed for extinction as the next generation registers as Democrats

    March 26, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
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