First Political Ads of 2014 Go After Democrats

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_5a7c4448b9.jpgrabbit75_ist/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Even before the ink dried on the first checks written with "2014," conservative groups are going after Democratic senators up for reelection who supported the Affordable Care Act. The targets are North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu and New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and the salvos are being fired by Americans for Prosperity, a group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers.

Americans for Prosperity is spending $2.5 million on new TV adds that attack Hagan, Landrieu and Shaheen, accusing them of "lying" about the Affordable Care Act, always referred to as "Obamacare" by its opponents.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee contends that the ads are misleading and disguise the real intentions of the Kochs and others, which is to allegedly gut Social Security and Medicare in order to make the rich richer.

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