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Florida operative Jackie Lee to lead Obamacare offensive



Jackie Lee, a Democratic strategist in Florida who was involved in the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns, will lead a statewide effort by liberal groups to go on the offensive on Obamacare as Congress returns for summer recess.

Lee will set up evetns, oversee rapid response and plan events in which Democrats will show up at GOP town halls. She'll be "promoting Obamacare in an aggressive, offensive way," said Brad Woodhouse, president of Americans United for Change.

The group, along with Protect Your Care, is determined not to allow a repeat of the summer of 2009, when Democrats were caught off guard amid rising conservative backlash to a health care overhaul.

Lee is a veteran political advisor with deeps ties to Florida. In 2010, she managed the successful FairDistrictsFlorida Campaign and 2008 she was the general election director for Obama's Florida Campaign for Change. She was 2006 field director for the Florida Democratic Party.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 6:04pm]


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