Politics

Ryan-Aligned Group Drops $2.2 Million on Ads to Oppose Obamacare

Will be featured in multiple swing congressional districts

American Action Network, which supports Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., is spending big on anti-Obamacare ads in swing districts across the country. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

A conservative outside spending group is dropping $2.2 million in multiple districts that Democrats are targeting in efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

The ads from American Action Network, a 501(c)(4) sister organization of the Congressional Leadership Fund, feature a pregnant woman named Elizabeth Jacinto talking about how her health care plan was canceled.

The Congressional Leadership Fund is an organization aligned with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan.

The advertisements will be featured on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC and will be played in 21 congressional districts across 24 media markets, including those of Republican like House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Ryan.

But the ad will also be featured in the districts of Republican members who could see challenges from Democrats, such as Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado, Carlos Curbelo of Florida, Don Bacon of Nebraska, Darrell Issa of California, Will Hurd of Texas, Barbara Comstock of Virginia and Rod Blum of Iowa.

The ads will also air in districts of arch-conservative members and members of the House Freedom Caucus such as Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, David Brat of Virginia (whose last name the memo misspelled), and Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, going after their constituents to push them to go along with the leadership's plan.

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