Sep 6, 2018
Progressives target 20 vulnerable Republicans on health care
Democrats want the last stretch of the election to be all about health care, so they're launching a new seven-figure campaign targeting 20 vulnerable House Republicans.
Why it matters: This is a last-minute push to try to pull voters in Democrats' direction with an issue that Democrats think Republicans can't talk about on the campaign trail.
The backdrop: Health Care Voter, the progressive campaign leading this voter mobilization campaign, is targeting House Republicans in places like California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa and Maine.
- Some of the Republicans include Reps. Steve Knight, Mike Coffman, Vern Buchanan, Karen Handel, Rod Blum and Bruce Poliquin.
- Many of the districts are rated as "toss-ups" by Cook Political Report.
- The campaign will span digital ads, college campuses, and all 50 states — targeting Republican incumbents for their vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
- Former Rep. Donna Edwards, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, is joining Health Care Voter as a co-chair.