The ad, featured below, is part of a campaign the Republican National Committee is waging against the health care overhaul through the end of August. The committee is committed to spending nearly $1 million, including both television and radio ads nationwide. It is all part of a recent blitz of health care-related ad buys the parties and interest groups are making as they gear up for a full-court grass-roots press on the issue during Congress’ August recess.
The RNC’s ad campaign counters a television ad the Democratic National Committee launched July 23 accusing Republicans of killing attempts to overhaul health care. The ad is not targeting specific Republicans; it is airing in Washington, D.C., and on cable for two and a half weeks. The progressive labor-backed coalition Americans United for change is also airing an ad in D.C. criticizing what it characterizes as Republican stalling tactics.