The onslaught of shopping-themed attacks over Obamacare continues today, with issue-advocacy group American Action Network (AAN) launching a digital ad buy aimed at Georgia Rep. John Barrow.
“Americans know a bad deal when they see one,” spox Emily Davis stated in a press release. “Obamacare champion John Barrow is running for cover after selling Americans a bag full of broken promises, but Americans aren’t foolish enough to buy his dishonest spin.”
The Cyber Monday ad itself deems the Blue Dog Democrat to be “running from Obamacare.”
Barrow opposed Obamacare’s initial passage, but has since voted against its full repeal, calling instead for fixes to unpopular elements of the law. He was the first House Democrat to sign onto a GOP-led bill delaying the individual mandate by a year, and also voted to block the IRS’s role in its implementation.
Yet it’s votes against the law’s repeal that have found their way back into the spotlight in the wake of Obamacare’s botched rollout, which has provided a boon to Republicans on the generic congressional ballot.
Georgia’s conservative-bent 12th district is a perennial target for the GOP, having given Mitt Romney a double-digit margin of victory in 2012 while re-electing Barrow by roughly eight percentage points.
AAN spent $17,000 on that 2012 contest, with more sure to come as the district again heads to the national stage in 2014. The scope of today’s buy was unspecified.
A screenshot of the online ad can be viewed below: