Exactly how much vulnerable Senate Democrats should talk about Obamacare remains an open question, but an ad released recently in support of Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) supplied a taste of what an unabashedly pro-Affordable Care Act campaign would look like.
"I was lucky. I beat cancer, but the insurance companies still denied me health insurance just because of a pre-existing condition," Lisa Keller of Anchorage says in the ad's narration. "I now have health insurance again because of Mark Begich, because he fought the insurance companies so we no longer have to.
Put Alaska First, the outside PAC that produced the ad, has spent $261,760 to air the ad for two weeks statewide on broadcast and cable TV, Jim Lottsfeldt, a senior adviser to the group, told TPM in an email.
Begich is one of the vulnerable Senate Democrats who has been targeted by Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group that has undertaken a multi-million-dollar anti-Obamacare ad campaign.