From NBC's Mark Murray
As the House Energy and Commerce Committee today tries to vote out its health-care bill, liberal MoveOn has issued a threat to conservative Blue Dogs on the committee: If you vote against the bill, we'll run a radio ad against you.
The deal that was cut earlier this week between House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman and the Blue Dogs included four of the committee's seven Blue Dogs.
Here's a script of the MoveOn radio ad...
Today in [STATE], a patient lost insurance coverage for medical care she needs...
Hospital bills will eat up another families' savings…
and a small business owner is worried about affording health benefits for his employees.
But when Congressman [XXX] recently had a chance to help fix our health care crisis, he voted no.
Instead of helping [STATE] families get more affordable, quality health care choices, Congressman [XXXX] sided with the special interests and insurance companies
If you believe it's time for quality health care every American can afford, call Congressman XXXX at 202-XXX-XXXX and ask him why he doesn't.
Call XXX-XXX-XXXX and tell him [STATE] families can't afford to wait for real health care reform any longer.