- The Washington Times - Monday, March 17, 2014

The conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity has launched a new $1.7 million ad buy in Louisiana and Colorado targeting Democratic Sens. Mary Landrieu and Mark Udall for supporting Obamacare.

“People don’t like political ads; I don’t like them, either,” a female narrator says into the camera in the 30-second spot. “But health care isn’t about politics — it’s about people. It’s not about a website that doesn’t work; it’s not about poll numbers or approval ratings — it’s about people.”

“And millions of people have lost their health insurance,” she continues. “Millions of people can’t see their own doctors and millions of people are paying more and getting less. Obamacare doesn’t work. It just doesn’t work.”

The group had previously launched a separate ad to “hold Senator Landrieu accountable” on the health care law, but the one announced Monday is its first one to target Mr. Udall. Mrs. Landrieu faces a tough re-election fight and Republicans got a boost in Colorado when GOP Rep. Cory Gardner decided to hop into the race, making a long-shot bid to unseat Mr. Udall somewhat more likely.


“Politicians who continue to support ObamaCare, despite all the harm it is causing, need to be held accountable,” AFP President Tim Phillips said in a statement accompanying the announcement of the ad campaign. “With hundreds of thousands of Americans receiving cancellation letters and experiencing premium hikes in Louisiana and Colorado, it’s time for their elected officials to start putting people ahead of politics and admit that ObamaCare isn’t working.”

“For too long, Senator Landrieu and Senator Udall have chosen to stand with the President, instead of their constituents,” he continued.