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February 13, 2016

Landrieu’s First TV Ad Highlights Her Obamacare Fix

Landrieu is a top GOP target in 2014. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu launched the first TV ad of her re-election campaign on Wednesday, highlighting her bill that would allow individual health care plan holders to keep their insurance under Obamacare.

The ad is an effort to defend the third-term Democrat from GOP attacks over the president’s health care law that have already hit the Bayou State airwaves — with more sure to come.

“Thousands of Louisianians and millions of Americans that carried individual policies will now have an opportunity to keep those health care plans,” Landrieu campaign manager Adam Sullivan said in a statement. “The President made a promise, and Sen. Landrieu is working to make sure it is kept and will continue her legislative efforts to fix and improve the Affordable Care Act.”

According to a release, the ad, backed by a $250,000 buy, will air in the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport and Monroe media markets.

Watch Keeping the Promise here:

The race is rated a Tossup by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • susierosie

    Senator Landrieu should go on offense and let everyone know that she is for expanded Medicaid in La., and how Gov. Jindal is punishing thousands of people by denying them healthcare for ideological reasons.

  • xgoper

    Pretty lame ad, she should be screaming about how the citizens of La are being kept from getting jhealth care by republicans. Democrats should grow a spine and screw the polls.

  • Carlos_Danger

    It’s too bad that they will only be able to keep their plans until after the 2014 midterm elections.

  • JMH21

    The real question is whether nor not her Democrat colleagues will support passage of such a bill. If they won’t then the is just empty political rhetoric that could come back to bite her. If I were her opponent I would simply ask the question to the voters, “Do you think I work to ensure you keep your doctor and health care plan if Republicans controls the Senate?” A vote for Landrieu is a vote to ObamaCare without the empty promise of the Administration.

  • Rob

    If homosexuals are not paid $28,000,000,000 (billion) annually for mental and physical help, what happens to them?

  • DS in Oak Ridge

    She was all for Obamacare before she got worried enough to be a little against it but still for it, as long as it’s not until after elections. That goes over well…

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