Jul 9, 2017

Scoop: The next wave of Dem health care attacks

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As if things weren't rough enough already... On Monday, the progressive group Save My Care will air a new seven-figure TV campaign across four key states, showing footage of Republican Senators promising they won't back a health care repeal bill that would hurt their constituents.

Republican leaders say these members must vote to repeal the ACA because it's been the party's central promise for the past 7 years; these ads show four Republican Senators making their own countervailing promises to protect health care. The subtext: They'll be breaking a promise no matter how they vote.

  • The kicker line: "Keep your promise. Vote no on health care repeal."
  • The ads will target Republican senators who oppose the current bill: Lisa Murkowski in Alaska, Dean Heller in Nevada, Susan Collins in Maine, and Shelley Moore Capito in West Virginia.
  • Here are the ads: Heller, Collins, Capito, Murkowski.

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  2. Trump misrepresents 2020 Russia briefing as Democratic "misinformation"
  3. Bernie Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"
  4. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone
  5. Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.