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Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) released a new TV ad Monday that hits Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) over his support of employer contributions for congressional staff's health care plans.
"What's good for the goose ought to be good for the gander. But not in Washington," the narrator of the 30-second spot says. "Mark Pryor cast the deciding vote to make you live under Obamacare. But Pryor votes himself, and everyone in Congress, special subsidies so they’re protected from Obamacare. Exemptions and special subsidies for Mark Pryor. Higher insurance premiums for you."
The $70,000 ad buy premiered over the weekend in the Little Rock, Ark. market during a University of Arkansas football game, according to MSNBC.
Cotton was grilled by MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd in an interview last week over the subsidies, which Cotton argued were against the law. Todd accused the first-term congressman of calling the employer contributions a "special deal" when many Americans benefit from similar employer-based benefits.