LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign is calling on his Republican rival to pull down a television ad that accuses the Arkansas lawmaker of backing an exemption for Congress from the federal health care law.
Pryor's campaign on Thursday said U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton should stop airing the ad, citing PolitiFact.com's finding that it was false. Other fact-checking sites have disputed similar claims made by other Republicans.
The claim centers on a part of the 2010 law that requires members of Congress and their staff to purchase insurance through the exchanges set up under the overhaul. The federal government has proposed that it continue paying the employer contribution it currently makes for them.
Cotton's campaign said it didn't plan on pulling down the ad, which began airing Saturday.