Campaign 2010

May 16, 2013

VIDEO: Targeting Republicans for Wasting Taxpayer Money to Put Insurance Companies in Charge

Moments after House Republicans voted again to put insurance companies back in charge of health care, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched online advertising against 10 vulnerable House Republicans who sided with insurance giants over hardworking middle class families. The web ads – “Stop Wasting Our Money” – will run on sites frequented by young voters and point out that the House Republicans have wasted $50 million in taxpayer money to keep taking the same failed vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“There’s no telling how much time and money House Republicans will waste on their backwards repeal effort, but Americans have lost their patience,” said Jesse Ferguson of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “If House Republicans had their way, women would go back to being charged more just for being women, Americans would go back to being denied care if they were already sick, and tax credits for small businesses would end. Americans don’t want to put insurance companies back in charge of our care, but that hasn’t stopped Republicans from making 37 costly attempts to repeal vital consumer protections. It’s clear that as long as House Republicans are in charge, they’ll keep fighting the same ideological battles and obstructing progress.”

Earlier this week, the DCCC launched automated phone calls in each district to ask Americans to urge their Member of Congress to stand up against House Republican leadership and “move forward and strengthen our health care, not join the partisans in Congress who want to put insurance companies back in charge.”

Young voters in the following districts will see the online advertising:

  • Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19)
  • Congressman Michael Grimm (NY-11)
  • Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03)
  • Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02)
  • Congressman Gary Miller (CA-31)
  • Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02)
  • Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)
  • Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-03)
  • Congressman David Valadao (CA-21)
  • Congressman Bill Young (FL-13)

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