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Conservative group announces Obamacare ads against vulnerable Democrats

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

As the 2014 election cycle officially kicks off, a conservative group plans to start airing TV ads this week against three vulnerable Democratic senators over their support for Obamacare.

The grassroots group Americans for Prosperity said the multimillion dollar ad effort will target Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. All three are up for re-election in 2014.

The group said the ads will run in major media markets for the next three weeks.

“President Obama repeatedly promised Americans that they could keep their current health care plans and doctors if they chose, but millions have found out the hard way that this was the Lie of the Year,” AFP President Tim Phillips said in a statement announcing the ad buys.

“We’re putting pressure on senators who repeated that lie and doubled down on ObamaCare even as it became obvious that the law was hurting millions of Americans,” Phillips said. “The story of ObamaCare is one of less choice, rising premiums, and broken promises. AFP is committed to a long-term effort to stop this law.”

Americans for Prosperity said they spent $16 million last fall on a series of TV ads attacking politicians who support ObamaCare and thanking those who oppose it.

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