#Republicans target #California #Democrats over single-payer scheme

Democrats are widely expected to make Republican incumbents’ efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act a major issue in the 2018. Now Republicans are going after challengers for some Democrats’ support of a single-payer healthcare system.

The National Republican Congressional Committee is launching a digital ad Thursday morning targeting Democratic challengers on the issue.

The ad will run for two weeks and is specifically targeting Democratic candidates Bryan Caforio in the 25th District and Josh Harder in the 10th District, according to NRCC spokesman Jack Pandol.

The ad doesn’t mention either of them by name, though it prominently features Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi throughout.

Pandol said Caforio and Harder are the targets of the ad because they “aren’t being up front with the progressive base and mainstream voters about their position on single-payer. They can’t escape taking a position on this forever.”

Both of the districts are among the seven in California that backed Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump for president last year, but also sent their Republican Congress members back to Washington.

Source: LA Times

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