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Dems plan ad blitz targeting Ryan over health care

Democrats plan to make Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRepublicans are avoiding gun talks as election looms The Hill's 12:30 Report Flake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan MORE (R-Wis.) the face of the GOP's unpopular ObamaCare repeal effort ahead of the 2018 midterm elections with a series of ads.

The ad from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats' campaign arm, targets Ryan and "establishment Republicans" for their repeated attempts to repeal ObamaCare. The ad ties Ryan to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLawmakers feel pressure on guns Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees Curbelo Dem rival lashes out over immigration failure MORE (R-Ky.).

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"They'll never stop," the ad begins. "Paul Ryan and Washington's establishment Republicans [are] catering to the drug companies and special interests."

“House Republicans will stop at nothing to rip away affordable healthcare coverage from their constituents, and we are all at risk as long as they control the House,” committee Chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján (N.M.) told USA Today in a statement.

“It should be no cause for comfort that House Republicans have failed to repeal our healthcare, increase out-of-pocket costs, and go after people with pre-existing conditions thus far, as Speaker Ryan has already indicated that they will continue this personal assault in the coming months," he added.

The 30-second television ad will hit battleground states ahead of next year's crucial midterm elections. 

News of the ads comes as establishment Republicans suffered a crucial defeat in Alabama's GOP Senate primary, with McConnell-backed Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeThe Trump Presidency: Year One Dems search for winning playbook Stephen Bannon steps down from Breitbart MORE (R-Ala.) falling to challenger Roy Moore.