Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009 | 2:01 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- Democrats are running radio ads this week in Las Vegas, shoring up Rep. Dina Titus’ support for health care reform even as the freshman congresswoman opposes the main tax aspects of the proposal.
The ad from Organizing for America comes after Republicans ran ads against Titus last month over health care. The group is a branch of the Democratic National Committee focused on passing President Barack Obama’s agenda.
The congresswoman is the first Democrat to hold the Las Vegas-area district that has historically been a swing seat, and is a target for Republicans in 2010.
The ad thanks Titus for her support of health care reform – even as she voted against the bill in committee because she opposes taxing wealthy households to pay for insurance coverage.
The ad says Titus is “taking on the lobbyists and the special interests and standing up for us and our families…. working every day to make sure we have affordable quality health care.”