For Immediate Release
October 9, 2018
Women Vote Releases New TV Ad Highlighting John Culberson's Record of Protecting Insurance Companies Over His Constituents
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List independent expenditure arm Women Vote released a new ad outlining Congressman John Culberson's long record of protecting the insurance companies that fund his campaigns at the expense of his constituents. The ad details the price Texans pay for Culberson's promise to protect insurance companies, instead of working families.
The Women Vote ad can be viewed here and will begin running today.
“Throughout his time in Congress, John Culberson has made it abundantly clear that his priorities lie with his corporate donors, not his constituents,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List. “Culberson has supported tax cuts for insurance companies and allowed them to roll back coverage, at the expense of Texas' working families, enabling him to pad his campaign coffers. It's time for Texas' 7th District to have an ally in Washington — Lizzie Pannill Fletcher will fight for the good of her district, not corporate interests.”
VO: Insurance companies line the pockets of Congressman John Culberson, giving $175 grand to his campaign…
…and Culberson voted to give them billions in tax cuts, even let them roll back health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Meanwhile, the average Texan will pay $1100 more in premiums each year.
John Culberson lets insurance companies pick your pocket, while he's in theirs.
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