Apr 17, 2017

Pro-Trump group giving Republicans air cover on Obamacare repeal


Here's a new twist in the Trumpcare ad wars: Instead of pressuring Republicans for or against it, a pro-Trump group is launching a $3 million ad campaign praising GOP members who are trying to get it passed. America First Policies, a nonprofit started by some of President Trump's former campaign aides, is running TV and digital ads urging supporters to thank the Republicans for their "courage."

Who's on the list: It includes Reps. Gary Palmer and Dave Schweikert, the two Republicans who wrote the latest Trumpcare amendment (giving extra help to insurers with expensive patients."

Between the lines: It's a signal from Trump's allies about the importance of passing something — because it shows they'll help Republicans who might get blowback over the bill.

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