For Immediate Release
September 6, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Martha McSally's Promise to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Washington, D.C.—Today in an interview with Fox News, Arizona Republican Senate nominee Martha McSally promised that if elected, she will work to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Christina Reynolds, EMILY's List vice president of communications released the following statement:
“In an era in which Republicans are trying to mislead voters around their actual positions on health care, take Martha McSally's word for it. A McSally win means undermining health care protections and taking away health care for far too many Arizonans. It's never been more important to elect health care champions like Kyrsten Sinema.”
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