Home 2018 Elections Video: Kaine’s Second TV Ad – ‘Research’ – Focuses on Health Care,...

Video: Kaine’s Second TV Ad – ‘Research’ – Focuses on Health Care, Economic Benefits of Investing in Medical Research in Virginia

527
0

From Sen. Tim Kaine’s campaign:

Kaine’s Second TV Ad – ‘Research’ – Focuses on Health Care, Economic Benefits of Investing in Medical Research in Virginia
 
Richmond and Norfolk Versions of Ad – Entitled ‘Both Parties’ – Feature Kaine’s Bipartisan Record of Leaving No Region of Virginia Behind
 
Ads Kick Off Weeklong Virginia Barnstorm Focused on Health Care, With Events from Norfolk to Fairfax to Far Southwest Virginia in Lee County
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29fH0aOqdr8
 

In the second television ad of his 2018 Senate campaign, entitled “Research,” Senator Tim Kaine brings attention to the health care and economic benefits of investing in medical research. Filmed primarily in Roanoke, the ad centers on Kaine’s successful bipartisan efforts as Governor to help create the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute there, as well as his Senate work to increase federal investment in research. “I want to keep Virginia a leader in research, technology, and the good jobs they bring,” Kaine says in the ad, later mentioning that the United States is lagging behind China in investing in research – something he wants to change with his ongoing work in the Senate to fund new federal investments. “Medical research creates jobs, builds local economies, and makes health care better for all Virginians,” Kaine adds at the ad’s conclusion. In October 2017, a Roanoke Times headline on the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute read, “Expansion of research institute expected to spark growth in Roanoke.”

 
Alternative versions of the ad that will air in the Richmond and Norfolk markets, entitled “Both Parties,” feature Richmond’s VCU Medical School and Virginia BioTechnology Research Park, as well as Norfolk’s Eastern Virginia Medical School — Virginia facilities that provide jobs, conduct critical medical research, and help improve health care outcomes. “As Senator,” Kaine adds, “I’m working to make health care more affordable, and I’ve expanded medical research, which helps cure disease and creates good-paying jobs.” These versions of the ad close with a message encapsulated across both ads – that no region, from Hampton Roads to Central and Southwest Virginia and beyond, can be left behind in creating a Virginia that works for all.
 

The ads, which will begin airing Tuesday as part of a six-figure buy this week, put health care — and health care jobs — front and center in his campaign, a stark contrast with Corey Stewart who would repeal the Affordable Care Act and opposed Medicaid expansion. This week, Kaine will barnstorm Virginia with events in Newport News, Norfolk, Fairfax County, and Lee County to emphasize the importance of expanding and investing in health care.

In the Senate, Kaine has supported federal investment in medical research. He led efforts to pass the bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Act, which authorized pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has dedicated more than $50 million to pediatric research since 2015. Kaine has also voted to increase research investment at the federal level through government appropriations bills. As Governor, Kaine worked with Republicans, Democrats, and the private sector to create and expand medical research centers such as the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute and Eastern Virginia Medical School.


Transcript of ‘Research’ – WATCH

I want to keep Virginia a leader in research, technology, and the good jobs they bring.

 
I helped create the Virginia Tech medical school and research campus here in Roanoke.
 
It’s now a major employer that saves lives with cutting-edge research.
 
We’ve fallen behind China in research. Investing in centers like this one can change that.
 
I’m Tim Kaine and I approve this message because medical research creates jobs, builds local economies, and makes health care better for all Virginians.
 
Transcript of ‘Both Parties’ (Norfolk) – WATCH
 

As mayor of Richmond, I worked to help create the Virginia BioTech Research Park.

 
And then as Governor, I worked with leaders of both parties to expand Eastern Virginia Medical School, a major employer that finds cures to save lives. 
 
As Senator, I’m working to make health care more affordable, and I’ve expanded medical research, which helps cure disease and creates good-paying jobs. 
 
I’m Tim Kaine, and I approve this message because we can’t leave any region behind in building a Virginia that works for all.
 
Transcript of ‘Both Parties’ (Richmond) – WATCH
 
As mayor of Richmond, I worked to help create the Virginia BioTech Research Park. 
 
And then as Governor, I worked with leaders of both parties to expand VCU Medical School, a major employer that finds cures that save lives. 
 
As Senator, I’m working to make health care more affordable, and I’ve expanded medical research, which helps cure disease and creates good-paying jobs. 
 
I’m Tim Kaine, and I approve this message because we can’t leave any region behind in building a Virginia that works for all.