Liberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes


A liberal advocacy group is running new television and digital advertising targeting Republican senators who could be potential swing votes on the Senate’s ObamaCare repeal bill.

The seven-figure buy from Save My Care will run TV and digital ads in four states: Alaska, Nevada, Maine and West Virginia.

Sens. Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiLiberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes Schumer wants all-Senate meeting on healthcare Overnight Healthcare: GOP brushes off Trump calling health bill ‘mean’ | Big decision for insurers | Trump order on drug pricing in the works MORE (Alaska), Dean HellerDean HellerLiberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes Governors from both parties slam House ObamaCare bill, call for bipartisan Senate approach Court-martial possible in Marines nude photo sharing scandal MORE (Nev.), Susan CollinsSusan CollinsLiberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes Elizabeth Dole, Ryan Phillippe urge action on military caregivers Overnight Defense: Trump to let Pentagon set Afghan troop levels | Senate advances Russia sanctions deal | Mattis to talk missile defense with South Korea MORE (Maine) and Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoLiberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes Murkowski: ‘I just truly do not know’ if I can support GOP health bill GOP considers keeping ObamaCare taxes MORE (W.Va.) are among the more moderate Republican senators who could prove crucial if any of them choose to oppose Senate leadership’s emerging legislation.

Discussions are being held behind closed doors, but activists have been mobilizing to draw attention to the details that are known. Many senators want to end ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion, and the negotiations are currently centered on just how long the phase-out will be.

Heller and Capito represent expansion states and recently said they support a proposal that would gradually end the extra federal funding expansion states receive over a seven-year period. Collins hasn’t tipped her hand, and Murkowski has consistently said she supports expansion and won’t vote for ending expansion if her state legislature wants to keep it.

She also said recently she wasn’t sure she could support the emerging bill because she doesn’t know what policies will be included.

Senate leaders can only afford to lose two votes when they bring the legislation to the floor. It’s a delicate balancing act, and if enough moderates can be convinced to oppose the bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellLiberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes Trump probe puts spotlight on Justice’s No. 3 Schumer wants all-Senate meeting on healthcare MORE (R-Ky.) may need to rely on conservatives such as Rand PaulRand PaulLiberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes Overnight Defense: Senate approves Russia, Iran sanctions | GOP chair expects to surpass Trump defense budget | Nude photo scandal could lead to court-martial Overnight Healthcare: GOP brushes off Trump calling health bill ‘mean’ | Big decision for insurers | Trump order on drug pricing in the works MORE (Ky.) or Mike LeeMike LeeLiberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes Murkowski: ‘I just truly do not know’ if I can support GOP health bill Rand Paul denounces ‘new entitlements’ in emerging health bill MORE (Utah) to help pass the measure.

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Liberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes

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