Club for Growth launches anti-Obamacare ads in GOP moderate districts
Club for Growth is launching a million-dollar digital and TV ad campaign urging 10 moderate House Republicans to support the repeal and replacement of Obamacare — including a controversial amendment repealing some of the law's popular regulations. The moderates balked at the proposal to allow states to opt out of Obamacare's essential health benefits, its ban on charging sick people higher premiums, and potentially its requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions.
Who's being targeted: Only two of the 10 targeted members have been named so far: Reps. Chris Collins of New York and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. The rest will be named by Thursday.
Why this matters: Moderates are about to have a rough recess. Liberals are attacking them over their support of the original GOP bill, while conservatives are accusing them of having "worked to thwart" efforts to "improve" the bill, according to Club for Growth President David McIntosh.