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Democrats' 2018 challenge: find unified message on taxes, health care

Democratic senators takling about Medicare for All. Photo: Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images

Democrats are watching President Trump's health care approval numbers increase among voters just as many Americans are seeing bumps in their paychecks from the GOP tax law. Ahead of the 2018 midterms, Democrats — often criticized for not having a unified message — are now being advised to tie taxes and health care together when campaigning.

The state of play: A senior Democratic aide told Axios about the party's plan: "Anything middle class voters are seeing extra in their paychecks from the GOP tax scam will be offset by higher health care premiums and costs, so we will encourage Members to highlight that early and often."