It is still early in the process
Democrats are cheered by a series of polls and focus groups
Democrats, armed with new numbers outlining the millions of Americans expected to be uninsured if the Republican health care plan goes into effect, are finally back on offense.
They are starting to formulate plans to target three different groups of at-risk Republicans lawmakers: Those running in areas Hillary Clinton won in 2016, those campaigning in states with a high number of senior voters and those in states whose governors decided to expand Medicaid under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
The last two groups are a direct result of the opportunity provided by Monday’s non-partisan evaluation of the GOP’s repeal and replace Obamacare plan, which shows seniors and the poor suffering the most, including potentially devastating Medicaid cuts that could cause headaches for Republican governors.
The trio of targets will make up the thrust of Democrats 2018 health care argument, according to CNN interviews with about a half-dozen Democratic campaign strategists and aides.