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Democrats step up pressure against Gerlach, Dent

The Democratic National Committee is running radio ads against Republican Reps. Jim Gerlach and Charles Dent, who represent districts President Obama carried but voted against health insurance reform, siding with "insurance companies."

Democrats step up pressure against Gerlach, Dent

The Democratic National Committee is running radio ads against Republican Reps. Jim Gerlach and Charles Dent of Pennsylvania, who represent districts carried last year by Barack Obama yet voted "no" on health-care reform legislation earlier this month.

The ad says that each congressman "stood with the insurance industry, not the people he was elected to represent."

Per the DNC, the anti-Gerlach spot will begin running as early as tomorrow on WBEB-FM in Philadelphia, and the Dent-dinging spot will run on WCTO-FM in the Lehigh Valley. The ads will air at least through the week, and other stations may be bought.

Gerlach, of Chester County, and Dent, of Lehigh County, are among 32 GOP members in Obama-carried districts across the nation who are being targeted for opposing the legislation.

Listen to the Gerlach ad here. Listen to the Dent ad here.

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