REPUBLICANS TRY TO FIND RELIGION ON HEALTH CARE. After nearly a decade of peddling snake oil to voters, then supporting a series of disastrous plans that would institute an age tax and gut coverage for pre-existing conditions, Republicans are trying to get right. From Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur:
You don’t have to take our (or for that matter Bloomberg’s) word for it: Democrats are on offense on health care and Republicans don’t know how to respond.
DEMOCRATS DOMINATE DEBATES, INDIANA EDITION. Joe Donnelly put Mike Braun on his heels from the start, highlighting Braun’s dangerous health care plans and seeming inability to tell Hoosiers the truth about his position.
DEMOCRATS DOMINATE DEBATES, WISCONSIN EDITION. Tammy Baldwin repeatedly called out State Senator Leah Vukmir for undermining health care, highlighting a vote in the state legislature to allow insurance companies to stop covering oral chemotherapy for cancer patients.
From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
TAYLOR SWIFT SPARKS VOTER REG WAVE. CNN reports that vote.org has seen 65,000 voter registrations (roughly 10x their daily registrations last month) since the pop star endorsed Phil Bredesen in an instagram post and encouraged her followers to register and vote.
$350,000 RICK SCOTT DONOR TARGETED BY FEDERAL INVESTIGATION. From Florida Playbook, another example of how Rick Scott prioritizes his own bottom line and political fortunes above Floridians:
Read the whole thing.
DEM AD WATCH
AZ – The DSCC IE asks of Congresswoman McSally, “Why would you believe anything she says?”
FL – Senate Majority PAC targets Rick Scott for breaking his promise and cutting public education.
IN – Mike Braun says his company’s health care is a model for the nation. See how he fired one of his workers for getting sick and stuck him with the bill in “Mistreated”.
OH – Sherrod Brown takes on China over tainted dog treats in “Our Friends”.
TN – Former high-ranking women of the Bredesen administration set the record straight about his zero-tolerance policy.
IN THE STATES
AZ – Women Vote! launches a seven-figure Spanish language ad on (what else) healthcare.
FL – NextGen America registers 50,000 Floridians ahead of the midterms.
MN – Senator Smith introduces legislation to tackle childcare shortages
MO – After spearheading the program, Senator McCaskill attended and applauded a ceremony for new graduates of the Jackson County Drug Court Class.
ND – The Bismarck Tribune reports on Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer’s energy policies.
TN – USA Today reports that “In the farm belt and manufacturing hubs, tariffs and trade turn into election issues.”
TN – Nonpartisan Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero endorses Phil Bredesen.
WI – Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans endorses Tammy Baldwin.
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