The conservative group American Action Network used the theme of Cyber Monday to hit Florida’s Patrick Murphy and other congressional Democrats considered to be vulnerable in 2014 over the continuing failures of Obamacare.
The group released online ads targeted to shoppers kicking off the shopping season on the Internet in Murphy’s 18th Congressional District in northern Palm Beach County. The ad literally “labels” Murphy as “running from Obamacare” and warning voters, “Don’t buy it.”
The ad is similar to those aimed at other Democrat Reps.: Scott Peters in California; Carol Shea-Porter, New Hampshire; Brad Schneider, Illinois; John Barrow, Georgia. One Democrat candidate, Erin Bilbray of Nevada’s Third District is also on the list.
“Americans know a bad deal when they see one,” said Emily Davis, spokeswoman for American Action Network, said in an emailed statement. “Obamacare champion Patrick Murphy is running for cover after selling Floridians a bag full of broken promises, but Floridians aren’t foolish enough to buy his dishonest spin.”
The ad highlights some Murphy votes supporting Obamacare, including a May vote to repeal it, a September vote to defund it, and a September vote to delay it for a year.
Murphy defeated conservative incumbent Republican Allen West in the 2012 election, but is viewed as vulnerable in 2014 because the district went to Mitt Romney. He is being targeted by a number of national groups, including the National Republican Congressional Committee.