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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.

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