Liberal groups have Baucus in their crosshairs

A new ad against the senator pressures him to accept the public option

By Alex Koppelman
Published September 28, 2009 5:45PM (EDT)

Liberals haven't been huge fans of Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., lately. The Senate Finance Committee chair has been negotiating for a healthcare reform deal that would be more conservative than progressives would like, and despite an almost total lack of support for Baucus' bill, he could still prove pivotal in the ongoing fight. 

So on Monday, two liberal groups -- the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America -- came out with a new ad that tries to push Baucus towards supporting a public option.

The spot, which can be viewed below, will reportedly begin running in Montana and in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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