By Mike Lillis - 09/27/10 04:37 PM EDT
The former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate has launched a new campaign through her political action committee (SarahPAC) to "Take Back the 20" — a reference to the 20 districts that went Republican in the 2008 presidential race, but also where the sitting Democrat voted for the new health reform law.
"[Speaker] Nancy Pelosi said Congress had to pass the bill so that Americans could 'find out what is in it,'" Palin writes on SarahPAC's Website. "We found out that it’s even worse than we feared.
"Join me in standing against those who stood with Obama and Pelosi in voting for this disastrous bill. … Let’s replace them with good conservatives who will vote to repeal and replace Obamacare with patient-centered, results-driven, free market reform that provides solutions to people of all income levels without bankrupting our country."
A recent poll indicates that opposition to the healthcare law is more nuanced than GOP critics have claimed. While 40 percent of voters disapprove of the Democrats' new healthcare reforms, the Associated Press found, those who say the law was too conservative outnumber by 2 to 1 those supporting repeal.
Palin is targeting districts currently represented by Reps. Vic Snyder (Ark), Ann Kirkpatrick (Ariz.), Harry Mitchell (Ariz.), Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.), John Salazar (Col.), Betsy Markey (Col.), Allen Boyd Jr. (Fla.), Suzanne Kosmas (Fla.), Earl Pomeroy (N.D.), Brad Ellsworth (Ind.), Baron Hill (Ind.), Charlie Wilson (Ohio), John Boccieri (Ohio), Christopher Carney (Pa.), Kathy Dahlkemper (Pa.), John Spratt (S.C.), Bart Gordon (Tenn.), Tom Perriello (Va.), Alan Mollohan (W.Va.) and Nick Rahall (W.Va.).