Revenge is best served cold and GOP lawmakers are going to get a heapin’ helpin’ from Democrats and Democratic affiliated groups who will now have their chance to use health care reform as a blunt instument with which to beat their opponents.
To wit: A liberal healthcare group will be spending $500,000 to put up attack ads (digital and television) aimed at 24 GOP lawmakers who voted for the TrumpCare alternative.
“Save My Care” calls the GOP plan “disastrous,” and draws attention to opposition by the American Medical Association and AARP, as well as an earlier Congressional Budget Office score which “found that 24 million people would lose insurance under the plan.”
There is great optimism among Democrats that TrumpCare will put the House in play as we head into the 2018 midterms. It will certainly make Republicans squirm.
Here is a list of the unlucky 24 to be targeted: Reps. Don Young (Alaska), Martha McSally (Ariz.), Jeff Denham (Calif.), David Valadao (Calif.), Steve Knight (Calif.), Mimi Walters (Calif.), Darrell Issa (Calif.), Brian Mast (Fla.), Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), David Young (Iowa), Peter Roskam (Ill.), Bruce Poliquin (Maine), Tim Walberg (Mich.), Jason Lewis (Minn.), Erik Paulsen (Minn.), Don Bacon (Neb.), Tom MacArthur (N.J.), Mark Amodei (Nev.), Lee Zeldin (N.Y.), John Faso (N.Y), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Scott Taylor (Va.) and Dave Brat (Va.).
And here is a sample ad.