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Progressive Group Steps Up Ad Campaign Against Obamacare Repeal [VIDEO]

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Robert Donachie Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter
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A liberal advocacy group launched an ad Monday targeting Congressional Republicans for failing to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Bridge Project, whose mission is to oppose the “conservative movement’s extreme ideology” and expose “its dishonest tactics,” dropped the ad days before lawmakers are set to head home to their districts for a two-week long recess. House Republicans will likely face constituents in their districts who are upset they failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, after many promised it would be a top priority on the campaign trail.

The ad, titled “TrumpCare 2.0: Another Disaster,” accuses Republicans of actively working to “gut health care in America,” and “signal disaster for millions of families.”

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The ad claims that over “26 million Americans would lose their health insurance,” and that out-of-pocket health care costs would “skyrocket.” The sole reason Republicans are fighting for the bill is that “people earning over a million dollars a year would get tax cuts totaling $144 billion dollars,” the ad says. Voters are told to use the recess to tell their members: “Don’t let Trump sell you out.”

Another progressive group, Save My Care, is spending over $1 million on TV ads targeting key Republican members during the upcoming recess, Axios reports.

Republican are taking a hit in the polls following their failed first attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. Some 55 percent of Americans now support Obamacare, up 12 percent from November.

Conservative groups will also be at work during the recess to sway wayward lawmakers and constituents behind some version of Obamacare repeal. Heritage Action Chief Executive Mike Needham hinted in April his group is looking to target conservatives and moderates with attack ads and other measures.

The upcoming recess will give lawmakers an opportunity to tell voters they are still committed to repealing Obamacare. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy promised in early April Republicans would produce a health care bill, although he did not give a timetable.

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