This Is What An Unabashedly Pro-Obamacare Campaign Ad Looks Like

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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.

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  1. That looks pretty easy to me. I hope they all get on this wagon.

  2. I would have posted “Excellent” but there is a 20 character minimum, I guess to discourage…what?

  3. Avatar for paulw paulw says:

    Not a lot of insurance companies in Alaska. Democratic senators in other states may be in a catch-22 of their own making, because they have to say good things about Obamacare without saying bad things about any of their big corporate donors.

  4. Avatar for jsfox jsfox says:

    Umm not sure this makes sense. The insurance companies are doing very well under Obamacare.

  5. LIBTARD!!!

    (This post should not be treated as an insult, it’s more of a new, modern, online, meta form of communicaiton. An online onamatopeia, if you will… ;-))

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