Democrats In Tough La., Pa., and Fla. Races Embrace Health Law
Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is running for governor of Pennsylvania, and Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist tout the improvements from the law.
The Washington Post: Landrieu: I'll Put GOP Foe On Defensive On Health Care
Senator Mary Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable of red state Democratic incumbents, and her reelection challenges — like those of other red state Dems — are said to be all about Obamacare. But in an interview today, Landrieu vowed to campaign aggressively against GOP foe Bill Cassidy's opposition to the Medicaid expansion in the state, offered a spirited defense of the law — while acknowledging it has some problems — and even insisted he'd be at a "disadvantage" over the issue (Sargent, 4/22).
The Associated Press: Schwartz Ad Highlights Role In Health Care Law
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is airing a new TV campaign commercial that aggressively touts her involvement in President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The ad makes Schwartz the only one of Pennsylvania's four Democratic gubernatorial candidates to devote an entire 30-second spot to the politically volatile issue. It was scheduled to begin running Tuesday in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh markets (4/22).
The Associated Press: Crist Won't Back Down From Health Care Law Support
Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist set himself up Tuesday for another round of attacks over the president's health overhaul from Republican Gov. Rick Scott's campaign team — repeatedly calling the nation's new insurance system "great" during a lunch speech. Crist appeared at the Capital Tiger Bay Club and almost immediately brought up the attack ads being run by the political committee backing Scott's re-election, which show video of Crist talking about the health care overhaul and saying, "I think it's been great” (Farrington, 4/22).