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Mon October 29, 2012
Yarmuth First TV Ad Focuses on Obamacare Benefits
Pledging to do what's right for Louisville, Congressman John Yarmuth is using his first and only TV ad in the Third Congressional District race to highlight his support of President Obama's health care law.
With little over a week until Election Day, the 30-second spot brags about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, such as expanding coverage and banning the use of pre-existing conditions to deny insurance coverage.
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Yarmuth is being challenged by Republican Brooks Wicker, who has also made the president's health care law a part of his closing weeks of the campaign.
Wicker opposes the reform, and says he will vote to repeal Obamacare if elected.
But his campaign has also been hammering Yarmuth for a story published in The Washington Post showing he owns stock in the home health care industry through his brother's business.
A Yarmuth spokesman told the newspaper that none of the legislation co-sponsored by the congressman benefit his investment or private home health-care companies, but in a message to supporters Wicker points out that stock's values has increased since Yarmuth took office.
Wicker has struggled in fundraising, but his camp told WFPL the GOP nominee will be airing TV ads during the final week of the campaign.