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Londrigan Campaign Releases New Ad Setting Record Straight on Health Care

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Ad Calls Out Rodney Davis & His Allies for Misleading Voters with “Categorically False” Attacks on Londrigan

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Today, the campaign of Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, Democratic nominee in Illinois's 13th Congressional District, released a new ad highlighting Congressman Rodney Davis' attempts to mislead voters about his record on health care — and how his allies were caught lying about Londrigan's health care positions in TV ads.

“Career politician Rodney Davis took millions of dollars from special interests and insurance companies, then voted with them eleven times to eliminate critical protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Now that he’s running for re-election, Davis and his allies are trying to compensate for his disastrous record by lying about it, and about Betsy," said Emma Brown, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan's campaign manager. "It's time to replace Davis with someone who is focused on making healthcare more affordable, not lying and playing politics with this critical issue."

The ad, “Caught,” is began airing today across the district. It highlights Davis' eleven votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, which would have eliminated protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Davis also voted for the Republican health care repeal bill last summer, which non-partisan Congressional Budget Officeindependent fact checkers, and the AARP have all said would have weakened protections for those with pre-existing conditions, allowing insurers to discriminate against them and make their coverage unaffordable.

Watch the full ad here.

The script of the ad follows:

Career politician Rodney Davis. Caught lying. Those attacks on Betsy Londrigan? ‘That ad is categorically false.’ What’s worse? Davis is lying about his own health care record. Here are the facts: Davis voted eleven times to gut protections for pre-existing conditions. Eleven times to let insurance companies deny coverage. And eleven times to help his insurance company donors instead of you. Those are the facts. And Rodney Davis’ lies can’t change them.

 Background:

Davis Voted 11 Times To Repeal The Affordable Care Act Without Any Replacement:

  • Davis Voted For Republican Budget That Repealed Affordable Care Act. [H Con Res 25, Vote #88, 3/21/13]

  • Davis Voted To Repeal The Affordable Care Act. [HR 45, Vote #154, 5/16/13; CQ Floor Votes, 5/16/13]

  • Davis Voted For Republican Budget That Repealed Affordable Care Act. [H Con Res 96, Vote #177, 4/10/14]

  • Davis Voted To Repeal Affordable Care Act. [HR 596, Vote #582/3/15; CQ Floor Votes, 2/3/15] 

  • Davis Voted For Budget Alternative That Repealed The Affordable Care Act. [H. Con Res. 27, Vote #141, 3/25/15; US News and World Report,3/25/15]

  • Davis Voted For Republican Budget That Repealed The Affordable Care Act. [H. Con Res. 27, Vote #142, 3/25/15; New York Times, 3/25/15]

  • Davis Voted For Republican Conference Report On Budget That Began Process To Repeal Affordable Care Act. [S Con Res 11, Vote #183, 4/30/15; Bloomberg, 4/29/15]

  • Davis Voted To Repeal Major Pillars Of Affordable Care Act, Including Individual Mandate. [HR 3762, Vote #568, 10/23/15; Los Angeles Times, 10/23/15]

  • Davis Voted To Repeal The Affordable Care Act. [HR 3762, Vote #6, 1/6/16; CNN, 1/6/16]  

  • Davis Voted To Overturn Obama’s Veto Of Bill That Would Repeal The Affordable Care Act. [HR3762, Vote #53, 2/2/16; Washington Post,2/2/16] Note: Reported as 63rd vote

  • Davis Voted To Begin Process Of Repealing Affordable Care Act. [S Con Res 3, Vote #58, 1/13/17; CNN, 1/3/17]