Koch-Backed Group Targets Vulnerable Dems On Obamacare ‘Lie Of The Year’

The conservative Americans for Prosperity released a trio of new ads Thursday going after Sens. Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) on Obamacare.

Americans for Prosperity, which was co-founded by David H. Koch and has gotten financial support from his brother Charles Koch, is spending $2.5 million on the ads, which are set to run over the next three weeks.

Each tailored ad attacks the senator for saying that under Obamacare Americans can keep their insurance plan if they like it.

“It’s the lie of the year,” a voiceover in the Shaheen ad said. That ad then features a clip of Shaheen saying “you can keep your insurance if you like it.”

Similarly, the Landrieu ad first features President Barack Obama saying “if you like your current insurance you can keep your current insurance. Period. End of story.” Then Landrieu is clipped on the Senate floor saying “those individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan… This is a very accurate description of this bill.”

In the Hagan ad, a woman named Sheila A. Salter describes how her health care policy was canceled under Obamacare.

“Kay Hagan told us, if you like your insurance plan and your doctors, you can keep them,” Salter said. “That just wasn’t true. Now I have a temporary policy that cost me 20 percent more.”

AFP has already devoted millions in 2013 to attacking Landrieu and Hagan, who are top targets for Republicans in 2014. Republicans also feel that if former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) decides to challenge Shaheen in New Hampshire there’s a good chance she could be defeated in 2014.

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