The NRSC plans to send out releases later this morning attacking Democratic Sens. Mark BegichMark BegichThe future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map Trump campaign left out of Alaska voter guide MORE (Alaska), Mark PryorMark PryorCotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Top Democrats are no advocates for DC statehood MORE (Ark.), Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuFive unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory Pavlich: O’Keefe a true journalist Trump’s implosion could cost GOP in Louisiana Senate race MORE (La.) and Kay HaganKay Hagan Former Sen. Kay Hagan in ICU after being rushed to hospital GOP senator floats retiring over gridlock 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE (N.C.) as well as Reps. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), both of whom are running for Senate.
Democrats, especially those in red states, have hoped to move on from talking about ObamaCare and focus on other issues — but the delay has put them in a tough spot by forcing it back into the news. Much of ObamaCare is set to be implemented this fall, shortly before the midterm elections.
"If Kay Hagan was true to her word, she'd be up-in-arms that ObamaCare, which she promised would help families and businesses, is being delayed," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Instead, Hagan hedged and ignored experts and constituents who warned that ObamaCare would hurt the middle class by raising costs, not allow people to keep the care that they have if they like it, and be a bureaucratic nightmare that hurts small businesses. Now even Democrats are beginning to recognize the law is a train wreck. The fact is that the only way to dismantle ObamaCare is by electing a Republican majority -- not Kay Hagan."