Found: A Democrat Actually Running on Health Care

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Sept. 22 2010 10:40 AM

Found: A Democrat Actually Running on Health Care

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), the talent DCCC recruiter who's trying to avoid a wave election defeat this year, puts up the first Democratic ad I've seen in a while that actually promotes components of the Affordable Care Act.

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The tense he uses is sort of interesting. He's fighting to "stop insurance companies abuses like denying people who pre-existing conditions, and force them to cover routine check-ups and mammograms." Those are both things that the Act he voted for is scheduled to do. So why not take credit for helping pass the bill?

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.