In a new digital ad campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is likely trying to push vulnerable Republicans to vote against their party’s repeal and replace healthcare legislation while tying them to the most egregious aspects of the proposal no matter how they vote as a campaign tactic for 2018.
The DCCC committee is targeting Republicans in 30 districts on aspects of the new bill that will weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Tyler Law, a spokesman for the DCCC, said the digital ad campaign will be in the five-figure range and be featured on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
“Removing protections for people with pre-existing conditions will go down in infamy as one of the most heartless acts of this Republican Congress,” Law said in a statement.
A number of these Republicans hold seats the DCCC had already decided are vulnerable, but being on the wrong side of the healthcare wars, as Obamacare is becoming increasingly popular, has to give exposed GOP members reason to rethink their loyalty to the man in the White House with a 40 percent approval rating.
And, as I said at the top, it’s about 2018, but also about any upcoming vote that may happen should Ryan and company think they have the numbers.