AFP Holding Lawmakers Accountable on ObamaCare
Third wave of TV ads targets 4 Reps with $1.7 million effort
Arlington, VA – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest advocate for health care freedom, announced a third wave of TV, radio, and web ads that highlight lawmakers’ history of support or opposition to ObamaCare. The latest wave of TV ads starts today in Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, and West Virginia, and will run for the next three weeks.
AFP President Tim Phillips said, “Amid a disastrous and inept rollout, it’s important to remember that some politicians did what they could to stop ObamaCare, while others did whatever it took to shove the law down our throats.
“Heading into 2014, we want to be sure Americans understand the true negative impact of the law. A failing website is just the tip of the iceberg; less choice, higher premiums, and lost coverage will be the legacy of ObamaCare.”
The latest round of TV ads will thank Representatives Heck (NV-3) and Benishek (MI-1) for steadfastly opposing ObamaCare, and criticize Representatives Kirkpatrick (AZ-1) and Rahall (WV-3) for supporting the law. The cable and network TV spots will be supported by radio and web ads, as well as robust grassroots action in the districts that includes door-to-door canvassing and phone banking.
The budget for the latest round of ads is $1.7 million, bringing the total for AFP’s efforts on ObamaCare accountability over $7.6 million.
Over the summer, AFP carried out a separate multi-million dollar effort with a series of four TV ads that highlighted the negative impact of ObamaCare on individuals.
This latest round of ads also highlights the group’s Exempt Me, Too! message, reminding activists to tell lawmakers we can do better than ObamaCare. Hundreds of thousands of AFP activists have already signed a petition at justexempt.me, asking the President for the same special treatment that Big Business and the well-connected have already begun enjoying under the law.
The four new TV spots can be viewed here: