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Health Care Group Targets Blue Dogs With $40M Campaign For Comprehensive Health Care

You may have seen the ads on the site in the last week, but a new group of activists under the banner of Health Care Now is launching a $40 Million

You may have seen the ads on the site in the last week, but a new group of activists under the banner of Health Care Now is launching a $40 Million campaign today at the National Press Club with the single minded focus of getting comprehensive health care legislation passed by 2009. Huffington Post:

The work of Health Care For America Now was first made public late last week. But the group, with Elizabeth Edwards as a figurehead, offered expanded insight into the details of its campaign during a meeting on Monday. In addition to spending $40 million -- $1.5 million of which will be put behind an initial ad buy (national TV, print, and online) -- the group will be sending organizers to 52 cities, blasting out emails to 5 million households, airing spots on MSNBC and CNN and submitting op-eds to major papers (officials hinted at the New York Times piece to come).

In addition, the campaign is going to take advantage of Moveon.org's massive data files to reach out to like-minded supporters and officials promised to work in Democratic and Republican districts alike.

"We'll have an organizer in the district of every Blue Dog Democrat," said HCAN campaign manager Richard Kirsch of the conservative Democrats.

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