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Women Vote Releases New Ad Campaign Calling Attention to Dave Brat’s Record

October 16, 2018

For Immediate Release
October 16, 2018

Women Vote Releases New Ad Campaign Calling Attention to Dave Brat’s Record of Raking in Cash from Insurance Companies While Undermining Care for His Constituents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List independent expenditure arm Women Vote released two new ads educating voters on Dave Brat’s record of taking in big campaign contributions from insurance companies while repeatedly voting to undermine quality affordable health care access for his constituents.

The TV ad, “Looks,” can be viewed here and will begin running today for two weeks on Richmond broadcast and Washington, D.C. cable. The radio ad, “Right Choice,” compares Brat’s record on health care with Abigail Spanberger’s plan for Virginians. The ad runs through Election Day in the Richmond and Fredericksburg markets.

“Dave Brat has quickly become another Republican who looks out for his corporate donors while gutting the health care of his constituents,” said Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List. “He lines his pockets with corporate money while abandoning the people he was elected to serve.”

SCRIPT: “Looks”

Politician Dave Brat looks the part; and learned how to play it, quick.

In Congress, Brat’s taken thousands in contributions from big insurance, while voting to let them charge more for people with pre-existing conditions and slap an “age tax” on older Americans through higher premiums. 

Brat got the campaign cash. Virginians with asthma, diabetes – even cancer – would get higher premiums.

Dave Brat’s not looking out for you.

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.