Rosen Campaign Launches New TV Ad Underscoring Heller’s Spinelessness on Health Care

New 60-second ad prominently features inflatable tube man, highlights Heller’s broken promise to protect Nevadans’ health care and support for repealing the Affordable Care Act

Nevada Congresswoman and candidate for U.S. Senate Jacky Rosen’s campaign launched a new 60-second television ad today underscoring Sen. Dean Heller’s spinelessness and his broken promise to protect Nevadans’ health care. “Tube” details how Sen. Heller vowed to protect Nevadans’ health care, then went back to Washington and caved to President Trump and his party leaders by voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ad, which prominently features an inflatable tube man, will begin airing statewide tomorrow.

“Nevadans deserve a Senator with the backbone to fight for their health care, not a spineless partisan politician who bends with the political winds and only looks out for himself,” said Rosen campaign manager Danny Kazin. “Sen. Heller has lost his way in Washington, he can’t be trusted to keep his promises or stand by his convictions, and Nevadans are going to hold him accountable.”

TRANSCRIPT

Jacky Rosen: “I’m Jacky Rosen and I approve this message.”

Narrator: “They call him Senator Spineless, because Dean Heller bends with the political winds. First promising to vote against the plan to repeal Obamacare because it would hurt Nevada.”

News clip: “Senator Dean Heller from Nevada is a no.”

Sen. Heller: “I’m telling you right now I cannot support a piece of legislation that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans.”

Narrator: “But then, Dean Heller got pressure from his party leaders.”

News clip: “The threats from President Trump are loud and clear.” “This was the one we were worried about, you weren’t there, but you’re gonna be.”

Narrator: “Dean Heller broke his promise and voted for repeal.”

Narrator: “A deciding vote.”

News clip: “Mr. Heller… Mr. Heller, aye.”

News clip: “That is a complete 180.”

News clip: “He decided not to cross Trump.”

Narrator: “The plan Dean Heller voted to advance would let the insurance industry charge people over 50 up to five times more than younger people, and would end protections for pre-existing conditions. Senator Spineless Dean Heller. He’s not standing up for Nevada.”