Politics & Government

Republicans targeted with health care robo-calls

MIAMI — Democrats are amping up their efforts to push President Obama's health care reform efforts — targeting Mario Diaz-Balart and 24 other Republicans with robo and live calls, part of a month-long advertising and grassroots offensive they've dubbed "Health Care ER," a "health care emergency response network."

The network offensive includes paid advertising, automated and live volunteer phone calls, grassroots e-mail, letters to the editor, fact checks, and tele-town halls in the targeted districts.

“This August we are going district-by-district to hold Republicans accountable for trying to obstruct health insurance reform through their scare tactics and just-say-no protection of big insurance companies at the expense of affordable health care," said DCCC executive director Jon Vogel.

Howard Dean's group, Democracy for America, is also targeting Diaz-Balart with a rally planned for his office Friday.

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