[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/11/23/rnc.jpg caption="The Republican National Committee is releasing a new Web video Wednesday that urges senators to vote against the Democratic health care bill."]Washington (CNN) – The Republican National Committee is releasing a new Web video Wednesday that urges senators to vote against the Democratic health care bill.
The 30-second "Listen To Me" video is the latest in the RNC's ongoing public relations effort to try and derail health care reform as Democrats work to get a bill through the Senate before Christmas.
As part of the GOP's strategy, RNC political and press staff have been sent to six states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and Virginia to coordinate individual campaigns in an effort to convince senators from these states to oppose the bill. The campaign is directed at Democrats who represent five of these states as well as Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, who aligns himself with the Democratic Party.
In addition, the RNC is spending $100,000 on ads placed on national radio shows calling for the defeat of the bill.
RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho estimates that the national party has spent about $2 million to try and defeat health care reform.
Voice: "Listen to me. Listen to me."
Senior 1: "Senator, you need to listen to me."
Senior 2: "No one in Washington seems to be listening to me."
Senior 3: "I don't want anybody fooling with my Medicare."
Voice: "Do not pass this health care bill. Listen to me."
Senior 4: "Listen…to everyone."
Voice: "The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising."
Chyron: MAKE THEM LISTEN
Chyron: CALL YOUR SENATOR
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