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February 13, 2016

GOP Responds to Mark Pryor’s Health Care Ad

Pryor is targeted on health care in a new GOP ad. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Any questions about whether the Affordable Care Act would still play a central role in Republican messaging against Democratic incumbents this cycle have been answered — at least in Arkansas.

Crossroads GPS, the non-profit arm of GOP-aligned American Crossroads, is kicking off a post-Labor Day, two-month, $2.5 million media campaign in the Razorback State with an ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor on his support for the president’s health care law.

Pryor is being challenged by Rep. Tom Cotton in a top pickup opportunity for Republicans.

The incumbent released an ad two weeks ago that got plenty of media buzz as he touted a couple benefits of the law. But he didn’t refer to the legislation by name, so this latest GOP ad aims to fill in that gap.

“On TV Mark Pryor talks about the health care law he helped pass,” the ad’s announcer says. “What he doesn’t say is that law is Obamacare.”

The Crossroads GPS ad follows one the group ran last month targeting seniors. It accused Pryor of pushing to raise the retirement age for Social Security and tagged him as “the deciding vote on Obamacare.”

The race is rated Tilts Republican by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

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  • Swo Ford

    If democrats are willing to force you to buy health insurance, is there anything they aren’t willing to force you to do?

  • don76550

    Pryor also voted to give the UN the authority to determine if law abiding American citizens could own guns. Vote him out

  • Lets_Think_Again

    That a ludicrous, absurd lie. Where on earth do you get such delusions from? Maybe from the ravings of the drug addict Rush Limbaugh?

  • Lets_Think_Again

    The short answer is yes, you idiot.

  • don76550

    That came from recorded votes by the senate. Perhaps if you would remove your Pryor knee pads long enough to review his voting record you would learn to no longer be a ventrilloquist dummy for liberal liars.

  • adastraperapathy

    Please share the text of this UN Treaty that Pryor voted on and how that text would legally bind the US in the way that you described.

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