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Americans for Prosperity launches ad thanking Southerland for Obamacare opposition

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Americans for Prosperity is going up on TV with this ad that thanks Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, for his opposition to Obamacare.

The ad asserts the law is not working, but doesn't mention repeal. The White House says 7 million people have gotten coverage through the exhange, while millions more have gotten coverage through Medicaid and other ways. That could complicate the calls for repeal but Republicans are still banking on public opposition. Southerland is facing off against Democratic challenger Gwen Graham.

"At AFP, we have long been saying that getting real accountability on an issue is not just about criticizing those who made the wrong decision; it's also about making sure the lawmakers who are making hard choices on behalf of their constituents get some backup," said spokesman Christopher Neefus. "It's not easy to stand up to the administration on a priority policy. This new ad run is part of our choice to let lawmakers who make the tough call on ObamaCare know our activists are standing with them."

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 2:10pm]

    

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