Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has released a new ad showing him shooting a lawsuit challenging Obamacare, a play on a similar ad he released in 2010, The Hill reports.
Manchin’s opponent in the midterm elections, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, supports a lawsuit that would overturn the Affordable Care Act on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. Manchin has put healthcare, and specifically protections for those with pre-existing conditions, at the forefront of his re-election campaign.
“That’s me shooting the cap and trade bill, because it was bad for West Virginia,” Manchin says over video of the 2010 ad.
“Now the threat is Patrick Morrisey’s lawsuit to take away healthcare from people with pre-existing conditions,” the senator adds. “He is just dead wrong, and that ain’t gonna happen.”
Manchin, who is running for re-election in a state that President Donald Trump won by over 40 points in 2016, hopes to capitalize on Obamacare’s rising popularity.
Other red-state Democrats, like Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, have also attacked the GOP over this lawsuit.
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