Liberal groups launch ad attack; 'payback time' for Blue Dogs

A liberal activist group has decided to run ads attacking 10 centrist Democrats who voted against the House healthcare bill last week.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) e-mailed supporters on Tuesday asking for funds to take on Blue Dogs and other "bad Democrats."

"They betrayed us on this core Democratic issue," PCCC co-founder Aaron Swartz wrote. "It's payback time."

The targeted lawmakers are largely Blue Dog Democrats.

"Blue Dog Democrats are wholly owned subsidiaries of corporate America, and they will pay a political price back home for putting their corporate contributors ahead of their constituents who want reform," said PCCC co-founder Adam Green.

On a similar note, Americans United for Change will run ads congraulating Democrats who did vote for reform.

The full list of Democratic targets:

Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.)
Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.)
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.)
Rep. Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.)
Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.)
Rep. Glenn Nye (D-Va.)
Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.)
Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.)
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.)
Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.)

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