Atlanta (CNN) – House Democrats are using the Republican pledge to try and repeal the recently passed health care legislation in a new push to raise money for the midterm elections.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee unveiled a 4 minute 12 second Web video Wednesday featuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and her leadership team reading letters of people that Democrats said "have struggled with the high cost of health insurance." The video also features past presidential efforts to provide health care.
"Defenders of the status quo are already plotting to repeal this landmark legislation, and big-money special interests have already put a stunning $100 million behind a campaign to attack courageous Democrats who supported reform," the DCCC writes in the fundraising pitch. "Now more than ever we must stand together and show the world that Democrats are united and strong."
Health care is expected to be a main issue in the 2010 midterm elections. On Tuesday, Senate Republicans issued talking points to GOP candidates on the subject. And President Obama is scheduled to speak on health care reform Thursday in Portland, Maine.