From 'Pure Politics': A look at the GOP's strategy of hammering on health care

09/21/2010 07:18 PM

It’s hard to watch any TV these days without seeing a commercial that mentions the health care law.

Most of those ads are being aired in support of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul. They come from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Crossroads GPS — a non-profit organization that was co-founded by Karl Rove, the former White House advisor to President George W. Bush. And they criticize Jack Conway, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, for voicing support for the health care bill, which Congress passed in March.

Paul’s first commercials of the general election have slammed what he calls “Obamacare” as well. But that’s not what he spent most of his time talking about during the primary and at tea party movement rallies this summer.

Here’s a look at how the issue is shaping the Senate race. The piece first aired on “Pure Politics” inaugural program Monday:

(Programming note: “Pure Politics” is cn|2’s daily political news program. It airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST and again at 11:30 p.m./10:30 Central on Channel 2 in all of Insight Communications’ markets — Louisville and surrounding counties, Northern Kentucky, Lexington, Bowling Green, Henderson, Dawson Springs and Providence. We will be airing some segments of the program here on the cn|2 Politics site).

- Ryan Alessi


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