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Women Vote Releases New Ads Highlighting Rodney Davis’ Subservience to Corporate Special Interests

October 16, 2018

For Immediate Release
October 16, 2018

Women Vote Releases New TV and Radio Ads Highlighting Rodney Davis’ Subservience to Corporate Special Interests

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List independent expenditure arm Women Vote released new television and radio ads highlighting how Rodney Davis has prioritized his corporate donors’ priorities over his constituents’ best interests, including voting in favor of repealing health insurance for those with pre-existing conditions.

The television ad can be viewed here and will run today through October 22nd. It is the second spot in a two-week, $476,000 buy. The radio ad can be heard here and will begin running today in the Champaign, Springfield, Decatur and Bloomington markets as part of a $80,000 buy.

“Rodney Davis’ disastrous voting record proves that he has no problem serving corporate special interests at the expense of Illinois families,” said Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List. “He voted to repeal health care protections for those with pre-existing conditions because that’s what his corporate donors, who gave $4 million for Davis’ loyalty, wanted. Families in the 13th District deserve a representative who will not be bought and controlled the way Davis is.”

TV SCRIPT: “Lottery”

What does it feel like to win the lottery?

Ask career politician Rodney Davis. Davis has scored over $4 million from special interests.

They scratch his back and Davis scratches theirs.

He voted for the health care repeal bill that benefits drug and insurance companies, but guts protections for Illinoisans with pre-existing conditions and imposes an “age tax” on older Americans.

When Rodney Davis and his corporate donors win, Illinois loses.

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