September 3, 2020 In the News

Shaheen takes sharper tone against Republicans in new health care TV ad

By John DiStaso
September 3, 2020

HEALTH CARE AD. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen sharpens her tone against Republicans while focusing on health care and prescription drug prices in the sixth television ad of her reelection campaign.

The 30-second spot, titled “Leading,” began airing Thursday on WMUR-TV and cable television and can be seen here and at the end of this report.

In the ad, Shaheen looks into the camera and says, “It’s incredible that even in the middle of this pandemic, Republicans in Washington are trying to gut health care for people with pre-existing conditions. In New Hampshire, that’s over half-a-million people.”

“We are going to fight them every step of the way.”

A narrator then says that Shaheen has been a leader in an effort “to stop the assault on health care” and has worked to expand health care tax credits and to lower prescription drug costs.

“There’s nothing more reckless than Washington Republicans working to cut health care in the middle of the pandemic, and Jeanne Shaheen is fighting to protect New Hampshire’s care,” said campaign manager Harrell Kirstein.

“In the Senate, Jeanne Shaheen is leading efforts to protect Granite Staters with pre-existing conditions while spearheading legislation to expand health care access and lower prescription drug costs. No one fights harder for New Hampshire than Jeanne Shaheen, and she will take on anyone who tries to threaten Granite Staters’ health care.”

The campaign says repealing the Affordable Care Act “could kick 105,000 Granite Staters off their health care, while threatening protections for 572,000 Granite Staters who rely on the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions to access health care.”

Shaheen has minor Democratic primary opposition in Tuesday’s primary and is almost certain to face the winner of a four-candidate Republican primary in the general election. She is seeking a third six-year term in the Senate.