A pair of tea party groups is teaming up to pressure key Republicans to support an effort to defund Obamacare.
Tea Party Patriots and the grassroots group For America are launching
online ads against a dozen GOP senators who either oppose the effort or
haven’t announced a position.
Along with the ads, leaders of the groups will embark on a six-state,
five-day “Exempt America” tour (the idea being that the American people
should be exempt from Obamacare) that will bring them to the home
states of several of these senators.
Update 12:01 p.m.: The conservative group Heritage Action is also
launching an online ad campaign pushing the Defund Obamacare effort.
Heritage will spend $550,000 on online ads targeting 100 House Republicans.
The effort comes as Defund Obamacare – whose supporters pledge not to
fund the government if it includes money for the president’s
health-care law — struggles to gain the traction it would need to
actually force the issue. Several GOP senators have opposed the strategy
in no uncertain terms.