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Ed Gillespie's latest ad attacks Mark Warner's vote on Obamacare

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Virginia Ed Gillespie on Tuesday released his latest web video, attacking incumbent Mark Warner for his vote on the Affordable Care Act.

"Obamacare was passed by just one vote in the Senate," the ad says. "It wouldn't have passed without Mark Warner's vote."

The web ad pulls together old news clips of Americans complaining about losing their health care because of the Affordable Care Act. It goes on to show Gillespie on NBC's "Meet The Press" arguing against the legislation.

"It is a government takeover," Gillespie says. "That’s what’s going on here and the voters are going to see it and they are going to reject it."

The ad highlights Sen. Mark Warner during a 2009 video where he stresses, "I'm not going to support a health care reform plan that's going to take away health care that you've got right now." However, that's ultimately what happened as President Obama's campaign promise of "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it" turned out to not be true.

Gillespie, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, announced his bid for Senate last week. In his announcement, Gillespie stressed that he'll fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act and expand jobs for the middle class. He will face an uphill battle in the Commonwealth, though, as Virginia went for Obama in 2012, and Warner has generally high approval ratings.

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Steve Doty

Senior Video Journalist/WEXTv Coordinator
The Washington Examiner