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New ads target 5 GOP senators on healthcare

A group opposed to the GOP's efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare is set to a launch a $1.5 million ad campaign on Monday urging five key Republican senators to vote against the chamber's expected healthcare bill. 

The ad campaign by Community Catalyst Action Fund targets Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate confirms Mallory to lead White House environment council | US emissions dropped 1.7 percent in 2019 | Interior further delays Trump rule that would make drillers pay less to feds Anti-Asian hate crimes bill overcomes first Senate hurdle On The Money: Senate confirms Gensler to lead SEC | Senate GOP to face off over earmarks next week | Top Republican on House tax panel to retire MORE (Maine), Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFive reasons why US faces chronic crisis at border Senate GOP faces retirement brain drain Former GOP lawmaker: Republican Party 'engulfed in lies and fear' MORE (Ariz.), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiTrump mocks Murkowski, Cheney election chances Biden picks Obama alum for No. 2 spot at Interior Biden outreach on infrastructure met with Republican skepticism MORE (Alaska), Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE (Nev.) and Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoSenate confirms Biden's pick to lead White House environmental council Senate GOP to face off over earmarks next week Biden outreach on infrastructure met with Republican skepticism MORE (W.Va.), all Republicans who voiced concerns over the Republican Senate bill.

In a television ad airing in each senator's state except for Arizona, a young boy is seen having an asthma attack, while his mother rushes for his inhaler. 

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"When this happens, she isn't thinking about the healthcare bill in Congress," a narrator says. "She isn't thinking that it will force her to choose between filling his prescriptions or paying their mortgage. She isn't thinking that when her premiums go up, they'll lose their health insurance. And she shouldn't have to."

The narrator then urges each senator — depending on the state — to "consider what's right" for their constituents and vote against the healthcare measure.

In a radio ad, which is set to air in Alaska, Nevada, Arizona and West Virginia, a woman says that the Republican healthcare bill would cut healthcare and social services for senior citizens, leaving her unable to take care of her elderly parents.

"I'm raising my kids and working two jobs," the woman says. "Without these services, I couldn't manage caring for my parents too. Just one vote in Congress could break us."

Each state targeted in the ad, except for Maine, accepted the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Memo: Biden puts 9/11 era in rear view Anti-Asian hate crimes bill overcomes first Senate hurdle Greitens Senate bid creates headache for GOP MORE (R-Ky.) has said that he hopes to push the bill to a vote by the end of the month. 

But Senate Democrats and some Republicans have complained that the legislation has largely been crafted behind closed doors, leaving lawmakers unaware of what they would be voting for.

The bill could only afford to lose the support of two Republicans in order to meet the 50 votes need to pass. Not a single Democrat has said they will support the measure.