March 31st, 2010
09:30 AM ET
4 years ago

Democrats raise money on health care reform

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.
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.

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.


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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. ran

    The 2010 election is going to surprise lots of people especially the Republicans when they lose more seats then they win.

    This election cycle will not be history repeating itself. Bank on it.

    Go true Democrats and Independents.

    March 31, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I did not need the ad. As soon as their gonads grew back and they passed the reform I SENT THEM A CHECK!

    March 31, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  3. Grahame Rhodes

    If the Republicans try this they will lose even bigger than they would have lost before. Just check out the current flock of Republicans. Ah YES the flocking Republicans will lose >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>and thank god for that

    March 31, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  4. JJ

    "courageous Democrats who supported reform"

    More like "spineless wimps" who voted for the "party" vice the will of the "people" they were elected to represent.

    March 31, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  5. katiec

    Special interests are investing $100,000 million to try and stop Health Care Reform and campaigning against Democrats.
    A person would have to have their heads in the sand to not realize that big business and the republicans do not have our country or the Americans people's best interest at heart. Greed and power are foremost.
    Wake up, Americans.

    March 31, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  6. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    Republican donors are not too smart. After big insurance and the GOP spent millions to defeat health reform, they now want their donors to spend millions more to alter the instant replay.

    March 31, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  7. jfs Memhis, Tn

    They got a $500 check from this Moderate voter. Sorry, nothing this year for the GOP. They are TOO RADICAL for me.

    March 31, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  8. LacrosseMom

    Everyone I know has donated! Even $10 will help!

    March 31, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  9. Joe

    100 million What A Waste Of MONEY!!!!

    March 31, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  10. History

    We made history and now republiklans(Grassley, Cornyn) are trying to take credit for it. Dispicable.

    DEATH OF THE GOP 11/10

    March 31, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  11. Carrie

    The Democrats should have listened to the taxpayers, and put together a 'common sense' health care bill, that included tort reform and selling insurance across state lines. Since the democrats passed a bill, they wanted but the majority of taxpayers didn't want, they deserve to lose their jobs in November. If you don't represent the constituents you work for, you're not doing your job. The AD doesn't help the Democrats, when most are tired of the ELITE attitude of Nancy Pelosi...and let's not forget...this great Health Care bill....the Democrats EXEMPT themselves from their own health care bill.

    March 31, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  12. Why cant the antichrist be a woman?

    Gee,thats alot of money that could have gone to helping save childrens lives.

    March 31, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  13. Adalbert

    Democrats must point out how irrelevant the GOP is.

    March 31, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  14. ypsifan

    Don't worry Dems - There are a whole lot of moderate Repubs who are totally disgusted by the NO Party crapola over the past year or so and by the bought and paid for brain dead Tea Party fools antics.

    We are planning to stay silent, keep our $$$, and vote for the Dems in the next election. THAT WILL MAKE OUR COMMENT LOUD AND CLEAR!

    March 31, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  15. Gil Oberdas

    Already the ruling of the Robert's Court is showing that republicans will be able to buy the November elections and begin their reign and rule! Their monarchy will be over thrown if it ever gets to that and I hope the american public is smarter than that in November!

    March 31, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  16. Shawn

    VICTORY feels great. I am going to donate today.

    March 31, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  17. Steph

    Just sent in my donation. Keep up the great work!

    March 31, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  18. Fitz in Texas

    Once again the Democrats show how good they are at wasting money. Put the money to better use by adopting a family in need.

    March 31, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  19. www.firedoglake.com

    "Now more than ever we must stand together and show the world that Democrats are united and strong."

    This is the nonsense that the DCCC is trying to sell us?

    The rest of the world is laughing at the way Democrats spent over a year debating how to fix our health care system, only to end up turning the American people into serfs of private insurers and selling us out to corporations.

    March 31, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  20. Tony

    "Democrats raise money on health care reform"

    Well that's a lie, typical of CNN of course. They're TRYING to raise money on health care reform. All they've done so far is make a stupid web video supporting legislation that nearly 2/3 of Americans oppose. Great job!

    March 31, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  21. Nurse Lisa

    the ads should also say – we abandoned the public option, we never wanted death panels, we aren't paying for abortions, we incorporated many of their core ideas and yet for political reasons alone because like Rush they want the President to fail, so they still refused to vote for the reform. Even though some like R-IA Senator Grassley are now taking full credit for the wording they do like yet voted against, they're also asking for contributions for their campaign to repeal all the good this bill will do. Tell them – NO they can't!

    March 31, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  22. mother in Pa

    If the dems would just tell us the facts! Not gloss over and tell me the one or two items everyone wants to hear. There is so much more in those pages that will cost us dearly and will definitely cost our seniors on medicare.

    March 31, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  23. ATL Guy

    Repeal and replace....with what? Since we've been embroiled in this healthcare thing for the last 14 months, the Republicans have yet to put a plan on the table. What alternative do they have to what the President has passed? Show us the legislation or just shut up already because obviously they do not have a plan and do not intend to produce a plan.

    March 31, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  24. Sheena

    While there are some good points to help the people in this health care reform, there are Many More Bad Points, that Pelosi, Reid and Obama dont point out, this is not going to be a freebie, People are going to end up paying much more than they already pay.
    Just in One Week since this bill was signed, The Medicare Advantage Program Upped the Copay for a Dr Visit by $4.50. This was only one week after signing the bill.
    Can you imagine what will happen in future weeks, years, etc?
    Obama lied when he said this is good for Seniors, it isnt at all, they will be cut so much they wont be able to afford their meds or go to the doctor, thus they will die, after working all their lives and paying into SS and Medicare.
    How is this good for Seniors, Nancy, you who opted out of this insurance you pushed on the people but exempted yourself???

    March 31, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |