. . . how come Democratic candidates
. . . . are spending three times more advertising against the health reform law than they are in support of it[?]
Since the beginning of Congress’s August recess, Democratic candidates have poured $930,000 into ads deriding the health overhaul but just $300,000 in pro-reform spots, according to Evan Tracey at Kantar Media.
And it doesn’t seem that paltry expense on pro-reform spots mentions the actual legislation:
Even Democratic candidates’ pro-reform ads can offer tepid support for the law. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) ran an ad last week that mentioned his support of health reform briefly, sandwiched between other legislative accomplishments.
“When the economy collapsed, Sen. Feingold helped pass tax cuts for 95 percent of Wisconsin family,” the script reads. “Russ also fought for tax credits for small businesses and relief from rising health care costs.
Guess voters’ views on the legislation haven’t been softening after all.
(H/t Reader Carly Beason.)