10:52 AM, Feb 12, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new TV ad running in Louisiana from Americans for Prosperity focuses on how the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has negatively affected citizens' lives. Democratic senator Mary Landrieu, who voted for Obamacare in 2010, is up for reelection in Louisiana this year.
The ad features three people receiving letters in their mailboxes, with voiceovers from each reading out their letters informing them of changes to their insurance policies due to Obamacare.
"Dear Ms. Davis," says one voiceover as a woman retrieves her letter. "We can no longer offer you the same policy. Your doctor's no longer in the network, due to the Affordable Care Act."
"Send Senator Landrieu a message," the ad states at the end. "Obamacare is hurting Louisiana families." Watch the ad below:
According to Americans for Prosperity, the ad will air on Louisiana television starting Wednesday and for the next three weeks. The organization is spending $750,000 to run the ad in every media market in the state.
Since the start of 2014, Landrieu and other Democratic senators up for reelection this year have been hit hard with ads like this, particularly from Americans for Prosperity. “The reason I think 2014 could be more difficult for liberals is the law has hurt a lot of people,” the group's president, Tim Phillips, told THE WEEKLY STANDARD last month.
Landrieu is considered one of the more vulnerable Democrats in 2014. A recent Rasmussen poll showed her strongest Republican challenger, House member Bill Cassidy, leading her by four points.
9:59 AM, Jan 2, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A free-market group has launched television ads in three states whose Democratic senators are up for reelection this year, targeting those senators for their support for Obamacare.
Americans for Prosperity released 30-second ads on Monday in New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Louisiana that criticize Democratic senators who voted for Obamacare in 2010 and are facing reelection for the first time since those votes.
12:08 PM, Nov 7, 2013 • By ADAM J. WHITE
By now it's an understatement to say—as Senate Democrats said to President Obama yesterday—that Democrats face a national "crisis of confidence" in the Affordable Care Act. And their confidence likely wasn't buttressed by the closing weeks of the Virginia gubernatorial campaign, in which the botched Obamacare rollout whittled Democrat Terry McAuliffe's once-substantial lead down to a surprisingly close margin.
5:30 PM, Nov 4, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senator Mary Landrieu, the Democrat from Louisiana, has introduced a bill called the "Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act." The bill recognizes that Americans are losing their individual health plans because they don't conform to the new regulations under the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:00 PM, Nov 4, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on Obamacare suffering from the one-two punch of 'misstatements' and failing policies.
9:58 AM, Nov 4, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Losing the argument and running out of ideas, Louisiana senator Mary Landrieu resorts to a tactic that worked wonderfully for President Obama.
10:02 AM, Nov 1, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senate Democrats, including those up for reelection in 2014, voted three years ago against removing a grandfather rule from Obamacare. Because that rule remains in the law, insurance companies are being forced to cancel policies that don't comply with the Obamacare regulations. CNN's Chris Frates reports:
Landrieu to introduce bill to keep Obamacare promise of "if you like your health plan, you can keep it."5:31 PM, Oct 31, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mary Landrieu, the Democratic senator from Louisiana, will introduce her own bill to allow Americans who like their health insurance plan to keep that plan. Landrieu, who said Wednesday she would be open to sponsoring legislation of that kind, released a statement about her intention:
12:41 PM, Oct 30, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senator Mary Landrieu, Democrat from Louisiana, tells Politico's Manu Raju that she'd be interested in supporting a proposal to allow Americans who like their current health insurance plan to keep it for next year. Here's the story from Politico:
8:01 AM, Oct 30, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In December 2009, Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu assured Americans that the Obamacare legislation being debated in Congress would not affect those who like their plans. Watch the video of her speech on the floor of the Senate:
“While those individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan," said Landrieu at the time. "This is a very accurate description of this bill before us."
2:33 PM, Oct 24, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senator Kay Hagan, a Democrat from North Carolina who is up for reelection in 2014, says she supports delaying the deadline for signing up for health insurance under Obamacare's individual mandate. Hagan, who voted for Obamacare back in 2010, also says the fine for not signing up for health insurance should be waived.
9:37 AM, Oct 15, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
New polls of likely voters in three key states in next year's U.S. Senate election show Republicans running just behind incumbent Democrats. Harper Polling, a firm associated with Republicans and working on behalf of conservative super PAC American Crossroads, conducted surveys of likely voters in Alaska, Arkansas, and Louisiana, where those state's Democratic senators face reelection in 2014 (via Politico). In each of those races, most of the potential Republican challengers poll within single digits of the Democrat.
11:02 AM, Aug 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, is making the case that some "cyber" jobs need to be moved away from the Washington, D.C. area -- and to Louisiana, where those people might be physically safer.
“Those jobs can’t all be based inside Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va.,” she explained to a local paper. "Some of those jobs need to be located outside the blast zone."
Landrieu did not explain what blasts she expects to hit the Washington, D.C. area, or when those blasts might hit.