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Basketball Fans Treated To Ads Congratulating Republicans For Repealing Obamacare [UPDATES]

Basketball fans tonight in several Republican-adjacent TV markets are enjoying a series of ads, prematurely bought by the American Action Network PAC, inviting viewers to call their representatives to thank them for repealing Obamacare today—something that did not happen. 

Above you see an ad praising Virginia’s Barbara Comstock; it ran during the Wizards-Nets game. Below are ads for Fresno’s David Valadao and Des Moines’s David Young; both ran on CBS stations before March Madness coverage. Money well-spent, we think.

Update (10:49 p.m.): Here’s one that ran on the San Antonio CBS affiliate for Rep. Will Hurd.

Update (March 25, 2:15 p.m.): An American Action Network flack sends the following hilarious response:

The ad campaign in reference has been on the air for nearly two weeks and is part of an ongoing effort that started in January to urge lawmakers to fulfill their promise on repealing and replacing Obamacare. While there’s more work to be done, conservatives in and out of Congress continue to believe Obamacare has failed and will continue to fight for patient-centered reforms. Therefore, the claims in the ad remain true in spite of yesterday’s events.

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