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Priorities USA launches $1.25M ad campaign against Martha McSally

Rep. Martha McSally. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

The progressive group Priorities USA is launching a $1.25 million digital ad campaign today against Arizona Rep. Martha McSally's support of a Republican health care bill.

Why it matters: Health care is going to be a deciding issue for many voters in the midterms. Democrats and groups like Priorities USA are investing heavily in health care messaging to try to pick up crucial Senate seats, like the one McSally vying for in Arizona.

Freedom Caucus has a plan to force a repeal-only vote

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The conservative House Freedom Caucus has a plan to force a repeal-only vote on the Affordable Care Act to the House floor by September — a move that would likely leave a lot of their Republican colleagues in the lurch, per Politico.

Their plan: The Freedom Caucus wants to circulate a "discharge petition," allowing them to circumvent party leadership to force a vote. The petition would require the signatures of half of the members of the House to succeed.

Why it matters: The plan is unlikely to work, but it might identify at least some GOP members who have backed away from a repeal-only plan based on their refusal to sign. And that's a move that could put some current members at risk with the Republican base.