Under assault by Republicans for Obamacare’s unpopularity with the public, House Democrats are walking a fine line in their 2014 campaigns between taking credit for the law and distancing themselves from its problems.
A new ad on behalf of Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL), whose race is rated a toss-up by the Cook Political Report, epitomizes that balancing act.
It touts that Garcia is “working to fix Obamacare” and criticized the Obama administration for HealthCare.gov’s disastrous rollout. But it also highlights a part of the law more popular with Americans: prohibiting insurance companies from discriminating against people with preexisting medical conditions.
National Journal reports that the ad, which has a $90,000 buy paid for by the Democratic-backing House Majority PAC, is a response to attack ads being run against Garcia by the conservative Americans for Prosperity.
The full ad is below.