March 24th, 2010
06:36 AM ET
13 years ago

Pro-Obama groups plan health care ad blitz

Washington (CNN) - Democratic legislators in 40 Congressional districts are about to see TV ads thanking them for their support of the health care reform bill the president signed into law Tuesday, Democratic officials told CNN.

The $5 million ad campaign is being paid for by several pro-Obama groups, three officials said, and will target Democrats like Rep. Tom Perriello in Virginia and Rep. Bob Etheridge in North Carolina, who serve in tough swing districts and have been under heavy pressure from anti-reform groups from the business community and elsewhere.

The Democratic officials said the ads are part of an effort to provide the political cover that Obama and his top aides promised lawmakers in the final stages of the lobbying effort to get the legislation through the House.

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  1. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    It's called "spin control."

    Having connived, plotted, schemed, and bribed their giant step toward socialist tyranny, the Dems now have to somehow get the American people to forget all the conniving, plotting, scheming, and bribery.

    Good luck with that...

    March 24, 2010 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  2. Sniffit

    More promises and aide to push through an unpopular bill. Now we get to recall just how mad we can get every time we see one of these propagandist ads. Thanks for the ads, I think it will benefit the GOP immensely!

    March 24, 2010 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  3. ed

    you can put lipstick in a pig, but it is still a pig!!!

    stupak is, stupak does!

    March 24, 2010 08:41 am at 8:41 am |