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The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) is targeting 11 incumbent Democrats for potential cuts to Medicare Advantage, a popular Medicare program, in press releases sent to their districts.

“We are now seeing the real-life consequences of Congressman Rahall and President Obama cutting Medicare to pay for Obamacare,” Conston says in the release going to Rep. Nick RahallNick Joe RahallWe shouldn't allow politics to impede disaster relief Break the cycle of partisanship with infant, child health care programs Clinton mulls role in 2018 midterms MORE's (D-W.Va.) district.

“Congressman Rahall owes his constituents an explanation why he supported a law that is making life harder for seniors.”

CLF is sending the release to the districts of Reps. Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickSwing-seat Democrats oppose impeachment, handing Pelosi leverage McSally gets new primary challenger Two Democrats vow to press forward on Trump impeachment MORE (Ariz.), Ron BarberRonald (Ron) Sylvester BarberKavanaugh nomination a make or break moment to repeal Citizens United Latina Leaders to Watch 2018 Principles and actions mean more than Jeff Flake’s words MORE (Ariz.), Carol Shea-Porter (N.H.), Bill Owens (N.Y.), John BarrowJohn Jenkins BarrowRepublican wins Georgia secretary of state runoff to replace Kemp The most important runoff election is one you probably never heard of Our democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget MORE (Ga.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Tim BishopTimothy (Tim) Howard BishopDem candidate 'struck by the parallels' between Trump's rise and Hitler's Dems separated by 29 votes in NY House primary Flint residents hire first K Street firm MORE (N.Y.), Kurt Schrader (Ore.), Jerry McNerney (Calif.) and John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiTlaib says Democrats have discussed detaining White House officials who don't testify Democratic lawmaker: We should 'march' uncooperative witnesses 'to a little jail' House Democrat breaks from party, says House should vote to start impeachment inquiry MORE (Calif.), all considered to be top Republican targets going into 2014.

Medicare Advantage could undergo "steeper-than-expected" cuts in 2014 to the funding it receives from the government, according to The Associated Press.

The Health and Human Services Department on Friday proposed a 2.2 percent payment cut for Medicare Advantage plans in 2014; the rate will be finalized in April. The rate cuts are due in part to the healthcare reform law passed in 2010.

Medicare and Medicaid have been set largely to the back-burner in recent months, as lawmakers debate government spending and gun control. And since President Obama's reelection, much of the furor over his healthcare overhaul has died down, with calls for repeal of the law largely disappearing.

But this new line of attack indicates Republicans see an opening to tie Democrats, and Obama's healthcare reform law, to cuts to Medicare, never a winning proposition with voters.