Landrieu Releases ‘Keeping the Promise’ Reelection Ad

by Sterling Beard

Democratic senator Mary Landrieu’s first reelection campaign ad portrays her as holding President Obama accountable for failing to keep his “if you like your health insurance, you can keep it” promise.

The 30-second advertisement, which was unveiled today, features television and newspaper clips in which the senator presses the president to keep his promise.

“This is a promise you made. This is a promise you should keep,” the three-term Louisiana Democrat says in the $250,000 ad-buy, which does not mention that she also had made the same claim.

The final portion of the ad ends with a newspaper headline that reads, “The Result: People now allowed to keep health care plans.”

Louisiana’s insurance commissioner, Jim Donelon, announced that he would implement the Obama administration’s “fix” and allow insurance companies to offer plans they had canceled for another year.

Landrieu also introduced a bill in early November that would have required insurance companies to offer the canceled plans, while informing consumers that they didn’t meet Obamacare’s requirements. 

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