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UPDATED: Sarah Palin's PAC taking on Dems who voted for health care

From Erika Bolstad in Washington D.C. --

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's political action committee will help target 20 Democrats who voted for health care, yet came from GOP-dominated districts that voted for her and Sen. John McCain in 2008.

Palin announced SarahPAC's "Take Back the 20" campaign on Facebook.

"We're going to fire them and send them back to the private sector, which has been shrinking thanks to their destructive government-growing policies," she said in her Facebook posting. "Maybe when they join the millions of unemployed, they’ll understand why Americans wanted them to focus on job creation and an invigorated private sector."

Palin said they'll be focusing on three districts in Arkansas, Indiana and Tennessee where Democrats are retiring as well as on 17 incumbents in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

UPDATE: One of those Democrats, Allen Boyd of Florida, had this to say to the St. Petersburg Times: "Sarah ought to stay in Alaska."

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