Oops … PAC Runs TV Ads Thanking Some Republicans For Repealing Obamacare

American Action Network ran ads Friday like this one thanking California’s David Valadao, and others, for repealing Obamacare.

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Some basketball viewers on Friday night were subjected to television commercials that were guilty of peddling some alternative facts.

That’s because in some markets with conservative-leaning districts, commercials aired praising some Republican House members for their efforts in repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.

The problem of course is that repeal effort, which many thought would be a slam dunk, was abandoned because the House Republicans didn’t have enough support from within their own ranks.

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In the generic ads, the American Action Network, a conservative-leaning advocacy group, urged viewers to call their member of Congress to thank them for keeping their “promise and replacing the Affordable Care Act with a better health care you deserve.”

According to the sports and culture website Deadspin, at least four of these ads ran Friday thanking Reps. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), Will Hurd (R-TX), David Valadao (R-CA), David Young (R-IA).

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As of Saturday, another eight ads were still on the American Action Network‘s

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/25/521499081/oops-pac-runs-tv-ads-thanking-some-republicans-for-repealing-obamacare?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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