House GOP campaign arm targets Democrats over ObamaCare anniversary

House GOP campaign arm targets Democrats over ObamaCare anniversary
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The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) on Thursday launched a digital campaign and video targeting Democrats over healthcare reform on the seventh anniversary of ObamaCare’s passage.

The NRCC targeted nine Democratic House members in graphics noting that they voted to pass former President Obama’s healthcare law seven years ago. They include Reps. Joe Courtney (Conn.), Peter DeFazio (Ore.), Dave Loebsack (Iowa), Ron KindRon KindCongress should prioritize small farmers and taxpayers over Big Ag Why Trump is fighting Canada on softwood lumber and dairy Lawmakers targeted as district politics shift MORE (Wis.), Ed Perlmutter (Colo.), Kurt Schrader (Ore.), Tim Ryan (Ohio), Ben Ray Luján (N.M.), Sander Levin (Mich.) and Carol Shea-Porter (N.H.), who is a top GOP target in 2018.

The campaign committee also launched a video, entitled “#TBT: Wrong Then, Wrong Now,” that cuts to a clip of a news anchor saying that people covered in California will face rising costs and ends with calls that, “It’s time for real healthcare reform.”

Republicans have been seeking to dismantle Obama’s signature law since its inception and President Trump and Republicans up for reelection campaigned on repealing and replacing it during the 2016 election.

The digital campaign, which was provided first to The Hill, was unveiled on the same day that the House is expected to vote on a bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Leading up to Thursday’s highly anticipated vote, Republicans remain divided over the bill. Trump is currently trying to strike a deal with the House Freedom Caucus, which has been opposed to the bill. But those negotiations could also alienate some centrists Republicans.

According to The Hill’s whip list, there are 29 House Republicans who are currently planning to oppose the bill. Leadership cannot afford more than 22 defections in the lower chamber.