The Washington Times - December 10, 2013, 09:46AM

The National Republican Congress Committee rolled out a radio ad in West Virginia Tuesday knocking Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall for assuring voters they will be able to keep their health care plan under Obamacare.

The ad includes clips of President Obama and then Mr. Rahall assuring people that “those that like what they have today will be able to keep it.”


“The same broken promises,” the narrator says in the 30-second spot. “Now almost 9,000 West Virginians are losing health coverage.”

The ad plays a clip of Mr. Obama saying the people who were kicked off their current insurance plan will end up being better off. And the narrator says Mr. Rahall agrees before playing a clip in which the Democrat makes a similar claim.

“Those that are receiving the cancellation letters today, it may be in their best interest long term to be canceled,” Mr. Rahall says.

The attack is likely a sign of what’s to come in the run-up to the 2014 election, where Republicans hope the backlash against Obamacare can help them keep control of the House and capture control of the Senate, where they need six net seats to take over the chamber.

“Obama and Rahall,” the narrator says in the ad. “They sound the same because they are the same.”