Obama-tied group targets House Republicans over Trump agenda

Obama-tied group targets House Republicans over Trump agenda
© Greg Nash

Organizing for Action, the non-profit group with ties to former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaOfficial: Trump 'looking at' future of US sanctions on Russia Lawmakers reintroduce measure to lift Cuba travel restrictions Canada proposes methane pollution standards for oil and gas drilling MORE, is launching a digital and grassroots effort targeting vulnerable Republicans in the House for promoting President Trump’s policies.

The group says it is going after members of Congress who are “rubber-stamping the White House's harmful agenda.”

“The majority of the constituents in these districts voted against this administration's platform, yet their representatives are acting as rubber stamps for the White House's extreme agenda rather than working for the people they represent,” the program’s website reads.

The program already targeted 25 Republicans after the House passed the American Health Care Act earlier this month, which repeals central provisions of ObamaCare.

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“This will be a sustained and multi-faceted operation running into 2018, including actions calling out lawmakers for unacceptable votes on key issues; volunteer-driven efforts to engage residents within these districts and build real grassroots infrastructure there; and digital assets to support this program,” OFA said in a press release.

The campaign is now targeting 34 Republican House members, though OFA says the list may change.

Democrats have targeted vulnerable Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections over the GOP’s attempts to repeal and replace ObamaCare.