Gwen Graham and her support of the Affordable Care Act are the focus of a new National Republican Congressional Committee TV ad hitting the airwaves today in North Florida’s Second Congressional District.
Obamacare remains a key campaign issue in the 2014 midterms, despite a few GOP candidates learning that as a tactic, opposition to the ACA might be losing some if its political punch. This is the first election cycle since full implementation of the law.
NRCC’s 30-second ad, called “Total Disaster,” features several different individuals, each speaking into the camera and talking of the problems they have with President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law in general, and Graham specifically.
The ad opens with a news announcer: “If you signed up for Obamacare, it’s about to cost you more money.”
“Obamacare is a total disaster,” says one woman. “It’s killing our economy.”
“I think Gwen Graham wanting to keep Obamacare is crazy,” a man adds.
“I don’t want anyone in office who is going to support Obamacare,” says another woman.
The ad ends with the tagline: Gwen Graham, the wrong way for North Florida.
In a recent interview with Roll Call, Graham said that if elected, her focus would be to improve the law for the people in CD2. In her view, people are “tired of the partisan bickering.”
NRCC spokesperson Katie Prill believes that sending Gwen Graham to Congress would be a “risk North Florida families can’t afford.”
“Gwen Graham has made it clear that she wants to keep Obamacare even though it’s causing North Florida families to pay more for health care coverage and caused some families to lose the coverage and doctor they liked,” Prill said in a statement issued Tuesday.
The Tallahassee Democrat faces Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland for the region covering Tallahassee through Panama City and the eastern part of the Florida Panhandle.
The ad is also available on YouTube.