With just weeks left to affect the content of health care reform, a leading progressive group is launching a last-ditch effort to ensure that a public option for insurance coverage ends up in the final bill.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is targeting four liberal members of the Democratic caucus in the Senate, urging them to filibuster legislation that does not include a government-run insurance option. Titled the "We need a hero" campaign," the list of targets includes Sens. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as well as Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Al Franken (D-Minn.)
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