House Dem TV Ad: Obamacare Ain’t Perfect But I’m The Guy To Fix It

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’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.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: