From NBC's Mark Murray
Last night's House votes didn't stop the TV ads on health care.
Indeed, the P.R. battle over the legislation has really only begun. (Remember that after the stimulus passed last year, Republicans were largely successful in defining that legislation on their terms.)
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) and the union group AFSCME say they are launching a $1 million TV ad campaign to thank 14 vulnerable or potentially vulnerable House Democrats who voted for the legislation. Here's a sample of one of the ads:
Those 14 members: Alan Mollohan (WV), Mary Jo Kilroy (OH), Chris Carney (PA), Allen Boyd (FL), Suzanne Kosmas (FL), Carol Shea-Porter (NH), Mark Schauer (MI), Gary Peters (MI), Bill Foster (IL), Brad Ellsworth (IN), Baron Hill (IN), Gerry Connolly (VA), Paul Kanjorski (PA), and Debbie Halvorson (IL).
Meanwhile, Americans United for Change has a TV ad (at a $100,000 buy) blasting controversial GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann for voting against the legislation.