MoveOn.org is targeting Blue Dog legislators on health care reform, running radio ads in the districts of Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.), Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Charlie Melancon (D-La). All three voted against the health care reform bill last week in the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Greg Sargent had audio of the ads last week, which urged listeners to call the reluctant lawmakers: "Instead of helping [STATE] families get more affordable, quality health care choices, Congressman [XXXX] sided with the special interests and insurance companies ... If you believe it's time for quality health care every American can afford, call Congressman XXXX at 202-XXX-XXXX and ask him why he doesn't."
At the time, MoveOn was threatening members who might vote against reform. Now they're making good on the threat: the ads begin running on August 5th.
Listen to the Georgia version:
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