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GOP attack: 'We're running on Obamacare'

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday turned up the heat on Democrats running for reelection in 2014, inviting them to publicly say if they will stand by the president and Obamacare -- or not.

Priebus is offering them a chance to participate in a “We're Running On Obamacare” press conference on Thursday.

“The Democratic National Committee says they are ‘eager and proud to run on Obamacare,' and Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will ‘stand tall' on Obamacare. Because Republicans also look forward to making the 2014 election about Obamacare, the RNC has offered to give individual candidates a platform to speak for themselves and voice their support for the unpopular law,” said the RNC.

They are even providing a banner for the Democrats to stand under for a photo op that reads, “Eager and Proud to Run on Obamacare in 2014.”

More seriously, however, the RNC has purchased web domain names for each Democrat that puts the candidate’s name before “LovesObamacare.com,” as in Arkansas Sen. Mark “PryorLovesObamacare.com.”

Those targeted by the RNC and invited to their Obamacare press conference include:

Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark.

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz.

Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz.

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.

Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif.

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif.

Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif.

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn.

Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla.

Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla.

Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill.

Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill.

Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Ill.

Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa

Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa

Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass.

Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich.

Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn.

Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.

Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H.

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H.

Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y.

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y.

Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y.

Rep. Dan Maffei, D-N.Y.

Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Texas

Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah

Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.