DC Obamacare Exchange Promotes President's Campaign Arm

DC Obamacare Exchange Promotes President's Campaign Arm

The Obamacare exchange for Washington, D.C. has been using its official Twitter account to tweet out support for Organizing for Action (OFA) materials.

“Our friends @OFA_DC are looking to hear your experience with #Obamacare. Share your feedback with them,” the official @DCHealthLink Twitter account tweeted earlier this week, with a link to a website survey at my.BarackObama.com–OFA’s website. After filling out the OFA survey, respondents are then prompted with an ask to donate money to the organization.

The official @DCHealthLink Twitter account has also retweeted an OFA tweet praising Obamacare, which as of 4:30 p.m. on Friday has the OFA campaign website’s Twitter account appearing on the homepage of the official Washington, D.C. Obamacare exchange

OFA is the community organizing group that formed out of the remnants of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. It is usually not acceptable for official government entities to coordinate their activities with a political campaign organization.

A Senate GOP aide responded with shock and disbelief in response to this revelation.

“What’s next?” the aide said in an email. “A donate now button for Obama?”