I love love LOVE this ad from Abigail Spanberger (VA-07). Why? First of all, it makes it PERSONAL and REAL, unlike the vague/detached talk about “Washington is broken” or whatever. Second, it’s about a serious issue – health care, preexisting condition protections – that impacts basically every American family and is definitely high on the list of things voters care about. Third, it has a FORMER Brat voter talking about how she feels “betrayed by Dave Brat” for voting against preexisting condition protections and how she will NOT make the mistake of voting for Brat again, which is effective and credible. IN short, this is a perfect ad – nice job!
Many people in #VA07 felt betrayed by Rep. Brat when he voted against protections for preexisting conditions; Jody is one of them.
— Abigail Spanberger (@SpanbergerVA07) September 28, 2018
Former Rep. Brat Voter Discusses Healthcare in New TV Ad from Spanberger Campaign
HENRICO, VA — Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District Abigail Spanberger released a new television ad today, featuring Goochland resident and mother Jody Cametas, a former Rep. Brat voter. In the new TV spot, Jody discusses her son’s Type I diabetes diagnosis and how the lack of leadership in Washington has dramatically impacted her family.
“I feel betrayed by Dave Brat,” Jody says in the ad. “He voted against protections for preexisting conditions for families like mine. I voted for Dave Brat once; I will not make that mistake again. I’m voting for Abigail Spanberger.”
“I appreciate Jody’s willingness to tell her family’s story,” Spanberger said. “As a parent, her story resonates deeply with me, and as a candidate for Congress, her story is one that drives me to fight for families like hers. I am an advocate for affordable, accessible healthcare, and I will always fight to keep protections for preexisting conditions.”
The release of this ad follows historic fundraising numbers and several high-profile endorsements, including EMILY’s List, End Citizens United, Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, Governor Ralph Northam, and Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. A full list of endorsements can be found here. Abigail will face Republican Congressman Dave Brat in November.
Abigail Spanberger is a former CIA officer and the Democratic nominee running for Congress against Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. She believes in leadership that flows from our shared American values of integrity, responsibility, and decency, and she wants to work to move this country forward together. To learn more, please visit AbigailSpanberger.com.