Democrats Put Sharp Focus On Health Care In Political Ads While GOP Message Targets Other Issues
From January through July, Democratic candidates and outside groups aired nearly 70,000 ads focused on health care, far and away the most common issue highlighted, while the GOP strategy covered Trump, taxes and immigration. News on health care campaigning comes from Iowa, also.
2018 Election Exclusive: Health Care, Trump Dominate Political Ads In Senate Races
Senate Democratic candidates and allied outside groups have devoted more than 40 percent of their TV ads this year to health care – spending a combined $17 million on spots pledging to protect people with pre-existing conditions, fight for lower drug prices and guard against cuts to Medicare. (Shesgreen and Groppe, 8/20)
Des Moines Register:
Republican Chris Peters Makes Second Run Against Rep. Dave Loebsack
Christopher Peters is a Coralville surgeon who says he wants to take the way he treats problems with his patients to problems in Washington: Find the problem, and implement solutions to correct it. "My reason for running is really the same reason I became a physician: I wanted to help people," Peters said Friday at the Des Moines Register's Political Soapbox. Peters said he started looking at who represented him after the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, and found Democratic U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack voted in favor of it — along with many other policies with which he disagreed. (Opsahl, 8/17)