DCCC hits Ryan in home district

House Democrats' campaign arm is attacking Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in his home district as the House prepares to vote on his plan to partially privatize Medicare.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is using a billboard in Ryan's hometown to accuse him of "protecting millionaires instead of Medicare." The DCCC also released a Web video earlier this week attacking Ryan's Medicare proposal and has launched robocalls about the plan in 41 GOP-held districts.

Ryan's plan would convert part of the program into subsidies for private insurance. Seniors could choose between private coverage and the traditional single-payer system.

The proposal is part of Ryan's budget outline, which is scheduled for a vote on the House floor Thursday.

Ryan's earlier Medicare plan — which did not include the existing program as an option — was a boon to DCCC and helped stoke Democrats' belief that they can take back the House majority this year.

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