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RNC on the Air in Swing States Against Obamacare


The Republican National Committee is running an anti-Obamacare television ad in six battleground states: Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

RNC chairman Reince Priebus said in a released statement:

Barack Obama was elected in 2008 under the guise that he would focus on creating jobs and turning the economy around. Instead, Barack Obama pandered to his liberal base by ramming through a government takeover of health care that the American people did not want.

Three years after promising lower costs and greater access to health care, the average American has seen the opposite. Premiums are up, and it’s harder to make ends meet today because of it. Furthermore, the cost to the taxpayers is $111 billion higher than projected. Worse still, most of the job-killing provisions haven’t even gone into effect. This fall, Americans have a chance to vote for better health care and more jobs by making Barack Obama a one-term president.

I’m told this particular advertising push is a “five figure” buy starting in DC today and then going up in markets where the president and vice president are traveling over the next two weeks, as well as states where Priebus is traveling to argue against Obamacare.

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