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Women Vote Launches NY-24 Ad Defining Who Pays Price for Katko’s Relationship with Drug Companies

October 23, 2018

For Immediate Release
October 23, 2018

Women Vote Launches NY-24 Ad Defining Who Pays the Price for John Katko’s Cozy Relationship with Big Drug Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List independent expenditure arm Women Vote launched “Who Pays the Price,” an ad in NY-24 that lays out Rep. John Katko’s record of voting for big drug company interests after receiving big contributions from them.

The ad can be viewed here and will begin running today in the Syracuse and Rochester markets.

“John Katko took tens of thousands of dollars from big drug companies and voted to let them keep prices high. That kind of bowing to special interests is exactly why New York voters are ready for a change,” said Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List. “Voters in this district have a clear contrast for Election Day. Dana Balter will be a champion for families across NY-24 and will fight for them, not big donors.”

VO: This is the face of heart disease.

VO: This is the pill that keeps her heart beating.

VO: You’d think you couldn’t put a price on that.

VO: But because of John Katko the price keeps going up… He’s taken more than $60,000 from Big Pharma and voted to let them keep prices high.

VO: He even voted to give them a $42 billion tax break.

VO: John Katko gets their campaign cash. And she pays the price…

Women Vote is EMILYs List’s independent expenditure arm which works to educate and mobilize women voters on behalf of pro-choice Democratic women candidates, and help turnout voters for Democrats up and down the ballot. Launched in 1995, the EMILY's List Women Vote project combines polling and research, sophisticated message testing, the latest innovations in data and technology as well as good old-fashioned voter contact to mobilize millions of women voters across the country.