Conservative group Americans for Prosperity has unveiled a major Obamacare ad blitz slamming Democratic senators Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire:
The Landrieu spot ties the Louisiana senator to President Barack Obama’s rhetoric about Americans being able to keep their health care plans under the Affordable Care Act, while the Hagan ad quotes Sheila Salter of North Carolina saying Hagan “just doesn’t get it.”
Salter should look familiar to both Hagan and Landrieu: She appeared before the Senate Small Business Committee in 2013 to rip Obamacare for raising her business’s health care costs. Landrieu is the chairwoman of that panel and Hagan is a member of the committee.
In 2013, AFP spent millions on ads targeting Landrieu and Hagan and in 2014 is including Shaheen in its barrage, airing a spot this week that twice quotes the New Hampshire Democrat saying “you can keep your insurance if you like it.”
The three 30-second ads cost upwards of $2.5 million and will air for three weeks in each state’s major media markets. Landrieu, Hagan, and Shaheen hold what are believed to be three seats critical to maintaining Democratic control over the Senate. To defeat any of them would be a major Republican victory.