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Groups redirect healthcare ads to cheer and jeer Democrats

Washington Post, November 10, 2009

With the House's passage of a sweeping healthcare overhaul, the advertising battle over reform has been pushed into a new phase as competing groups have taken to the airwaves to thank or punish Democrats for their votes, reports the Washington Post. There has already been more than $150 million spent this year on television ads related to the healthcare debate, according to the Campaign Media Analysis Group. As of Nov. 6, about $63 million had been spent on ads favoring Democrats' reform plans and $52 million on ads opposed, according to the analysis group.