Phoenix, AZ — LCV Victory Fund released their first Arizona TV ad in opposition to Senator Martha McSally’s re-election campaign today. The ad, “600,000,” is the first of two that will run from June 23 – July 15 in the Phoenix media market for a total $1.5 million ad buy.
“With coronavirus cases on the rise, voters need to know that Martha McSally is only making it harder to breathe in Arizona,” said LCV Victory Fund National Campaigns Director Emily Crerand. “McSally voted to gut clean air protections, putting Arizona communities, especially communities of color, at an elevated risk of health complications including asthma, heart disease, cancer, and more severe outcomes from the coronavirus. To make things worse, McSally has opposed protections for pre-existing conditions, so insurers can deny care to those who need it most.”
The ad, “600,000,” says, “600,000. That’s how many Arizonans suffer from asthma. $600,000.
The same number Martha McSally took in campaign cash from oil and gas polluters. She voted to gut clean air protections. Leading to even more asthma, heart disease, and cancer. And if you have a preexisting condition like these, McSally voted to let insurance companies deny you care. Disgraceful.
Martha McSally. In it for herself. Selling out Arizona.”
During her time in Congress, McSally has earned a lifetime LCV score of just 7 percent. Notably, when the Senator had the opportunity to stand up for clean air last year, she instead supported Trump’s rollback of the Clean Power Plan which does nothing to fight climate change or protect communities from toxic pollution, and lets fossil fuel-fired power plants off the hook to clean up their carbon pollution.
The script of the ad is below.
That’s how many Arizonans suffer from asthma
The same number Martha McSally took in campaign cash from oil and gas polluters
She voted to gut clean air protections
Leading to even more asthma, heart disease, and cancer
And if you have a preexisting condition like these,
McSally voted to let insurance companies deny you care
In it for herself
Selling out Arizona
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Paid for by LCV Victory Fund, www.lcvvictoryfund.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.