The Washington Times - January 7, 2014, 09:04AM

The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday it is launching radio ads against Democrats who said people could keep their healthcare plans under Obamacare, calling on voters to make it their New Year’s resolution to hold these members of Congress accountable for the lie in the 2014 election.

The ads target dozen lawmakers in the House and Senate, including some of the most vulnerable incumbents: Sens. Mark Begich of Alaska, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Kay Hagan of North Carolina.


“President Obama and [Senator/Representative] said if you like your insurance plan you can keep it under Obamacare,” the narrator says in the ad (

“They lied to you. Big time. PolitiFact called that the ‘lie of the year.’” “Millions will lose their insurance—and their doctors,” the narrator says. “2014 is your chance to hold [Senator/Representative] accountable. Tell him this is one New Year’s resolution you’re sticking to.”

The ads are also running against Sens. Mark Udall in Colorado, Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Mark Warner of Virginia.

On the House side, they are running against Reps. Bruce Braley of Iowa, who is running for the state’s open Senate seat, Gary Peters of Michigan, Tim Bishop of New York and Nick Rahall of West Virginia.

Republicans need to pick up a net of six seats to take control of the Senate in the November election.

The RNC said the ads will be aired in English, as well as in Spanish in Colorado and Virginia, Vietnamese in Louisiana and Korean in Virginia.

“These Democrats repeated the lie that people could keep their healthcare plans under Obamacare. Cancelled plans and increased premiums prove they cannot be trusted to keep their promises,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said.

“We’re asking voters to join us in making their New Year’s resolutions the same as ours: holding Democrats running in 2014 accountable for their dishonesty.”