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New Round Of Ads About Health Law Fight Targets Senate Incumbents Of Both Parties

Americans for Prosperity is targeting Democrats like Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, while a conservative PAC is hitting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for not holding a hard enough line against the overhaul.

The Associated Press/Washington Post: GOP Outside Groups Airing Health Care Ads Challenging Senate Incumbents
A Republican outside political group says it will spend more than $2 million in advertising in the coming weeks to tie Senate Democrats Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to the health care overhaul. Americans for Prosperity says it will spend $1.7 million in North Carolina and $500,000 in Louisiana during the next three weeks on television ads critical of the two Democrats facing re-election next year, with an additional amount on radio and web ads. Republicans have several candidates competing in the primary in both states (10/29).

Politico: Group Hits McConnell On Obamacare
A conservative super PAC is hitting Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Obamacare in a new negative ad buy going up in Kentucky. "Conservatives asked Mitch McConnell to lead the fight over Obamacare," the ad, from the super PAC affiliated with the Senate Conservatives Fund, begins. "He didn’t listen. Instead, McConnell helped Barack Obama and Harry Reid fund Obamacare. Now Kentucky families are paying the price" (Glueck, 10/29).

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