Politics

Liberal Health Care Group Launches Seven-Figure Campaign

Will target vulnerable Republicans in more than 20 districts

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., is one of the Republicans being targeted by a liberal advocacy group two months out from the midterms. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A liberal health care group is launching a seven-figure campaign targeting more than 20 congressional districts ahead of the midterm elections.

Health Care Voter announced the campaign on Thursday and said it will also release a 50-state voter guide for every candidate for federal office.

Below are some of the districts included in the targeted campaign:

“Election Day is around the corner, and every GOP incumbent who supported this reckless agenda will face a reckoning at the ballot box. Health Care Voters are mobilizing to make sure of it,” spokesman Tim Hogan said in a statement. 

In addition, the group also announced two new co-chairs. Ady Barkan, who is living with ALS, earned national notoriety when he confronted Republican Sen. Jeff Flake on an airplane last year.

Former Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, who left Congress after she lost the Democratic primary for Senate to Sen. Chris Van Hollen, was also named as a co-chairwoman. 

Health Care Voter said it would spend the seven figures on “paid media, mailers and voter mobilization through Election Day.”

Edwards said her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was a reason behind her joining the effort.

“I believe that health care is a right, not a privilege — and I look forward to using my story to inspire other health care voters to fight for their access to quality, affordable health care on November 6,” she said.

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