Ads Hit Three House Democrats on Health Care Vote

Posted November 18, 2009 at 8:42pm

The National Republican Congressional Committee is targeting three veteran Democrats who voted for the House version of the health care bill in a weeklong round of television ads that will begin airing on Thursday.

The new 30-second spots hit Democratic Reps. Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota, Vic Snyder of Arkansas and John M. Spratt Jr. of South Carolina for their votes by using the words of fellow Democratic legislators who opposed the legislation.

Among the statements the NRCC uses in it’ new ad against Pomeroy is one released by the office of Rep. Dan Boren, D-Okla., when he announced he was going to buck his party and vote no on the bill two days before the vote came to the floor.

“The worst thing we could do during a recession is raise taxes and this bill does just that,” Boren said in his statement.