Democrats to highlight a red state's success with Obamacare in response to Trump speech

Former Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear will deliver the Democratic response.

While governor from 2007 to 2015, Beshear led the state in lowering its rate of people without health insurance from over 20 percent to 7.5 percent, one of the biggest improvements in the nation.

With Republicans planning to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are scrambling to counter that argument by urging constituents to attend GOP representatives' town halls, hold rallies and highlight success stories.

In addition to health care, the red state Democrat is also expected to talk about job creation and to critique the first 40 days of Trump's administration.

“Real leaders don’t spread derision and division -- they build partnerships and offer solutions instead of ideology and blame," Beshear said in a statement.

In addition to Beshear, immigration activist and "dreamer" Astrid Silva, who came to the United States at age 4, will deliver the Democrats' Spanish-language response.

Silva will be the first non-lawmaker to deliver an official Spanish response for either party.

“While President Trump unleashes a cruel deportation dragnet on hardworking immigrant families, Astrid Silva personifies the values that have always made America strong,” Pelosi said.

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