New Ads Urge Democrats to Support Health Care Repeal

The Heritage Foundation’s newly launched 501(c)(4) will launch a series of ads beginning Tuesday against seven House Democrats who voted against the health care law but who have not signed onto a House Republican measure to repeal it.

The Heritage Action for America ads include television, radio and web spots and will appear in seven Democratic districts. Heritage is hoping to pressure those Members to sign a discharge petition that would force an up-or-down vote on a repeal of the health care reform law.

That discharge petition is sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and currently has 170 Republican co-sponsors. The measure needs 218 signatures in order to force a vote on the House floor.
Thirty-two Democrats voted against the final health care bill last March, but none has yet to sign onto the King measure. Republicans voted unanimously against the final version of the legislation.

Heritage Action for America will run television ads in the districts of three Democrats —Reps. Travis Childers, (Miss.), Ike Skelton (Mo.) and Mike McIntyre (N.C.) —according to Daniel Holler, communications director for Heritage Action for America. Holler declined to list the four other targeted incumbents.

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