Justin Ruben, executive director of MoveOn.org said the group was prepared to “run ads in North Carolina and DC asking that she advocate for the public option and support the president in truly solving the nation’s health care crisis,” Rob Christensen reports
“Given recent comments showing that Senator Hagan is not supporting the public health insurance option, MoveOn.org will be making clear that our 115,000 members in North Carolina -- many of whom volunteered for or donated to her campaign last year -- believe the public option is the heart of true health care reform,” Ruben said in a statement.
Hagan expressed reservations about a federally run insurance program that would harm the private insurance market. She told reporters in Charlotte Friday that she had not taken “a public option off the table.”
MoveOn.org was formed in 1998 to influence the national debate. It was a major opponent of U.S. involvement in Iraq. The group has raised millions of dollars for Democratic candidates.