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Women Vote Running Ad Holding Josh Hawley Responsible for Pre-Existing Conditions Lie

October 8, 2018

For Immediate Release
October 8, 2018

Women Vote Running Ad Holding Josh Hawley Responsible for Pre-Existing Conditions Lie  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List independent expenditure arm Women Vote in partnership with Senate Majority PAC will continue running an ad highlighting Josh Hawley's dishonest claim that he supports coverage for pre-existing conditions. The ad sets the record straight on the fact that Hawley has actually led the fight to end the very protections he claims to support.   

The Women Vote ad can be viewed here. The total buy is more than $2.3 million.    

“The working families of Missouri deserve to know the truth about Josh Hawley,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List. “Not only does Hawley not support coverage for pre-existing conditions, but he is leading the fight to end these critical protections for millions of Missouri families. This is another example of him looking women and families in the eye and lying to them over and over again. Simply put, this ad shines a light on the truth: Josh Hawley is wrong for Missouri.” 

SCRIPT: “Dishonest”

JOSH HAWLEY TV AD:  I support forcing insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions.

V/O: The Golden Boy, Josh Hawley, is lying to us again.

Hawley’s ad has been called “ridiculously dishonest.”

Claiming to support pre-existing conditions while backing a lawsuit to end them.

It’s Hawley who filed a lawsuit to overturn protections for people…

…. with pre-existing conditions, like cancer and diabetes.

Josh Hawley.  He’s lying right to our faces.

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.