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DGA Launches Health Care Ad Campaign in Key States

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Digital Ads Call on GOP Gov Candidates to ‘End Their Silence’ on Health Care Bill 

Today, the Democratic Governors Association launched digital ads calling on GOP gubernatorial candidates in key 2017-18 races to take a stand on the Republican health care bill.

The ads will run in six states targeting nine Republican candidates who have not taken a position on health care. 

  • Virginia: Ed Gillespie
  • Michigan: Attorney General Bill Schuette, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley
  • Ohio: Attorney General Mike DeWine, Sec. of State Jon Husted, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor
  • Nevada: Attorney General Adam Laxalt
  • Florida: Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam
  • Rhode Island: Mayor Allan Fung

 The ads can be viewed here.

“Republican gubernatorial candidates around the country must tell voters where they stand on this disastrous bill,” said DGA Communications Director Jared Leopold. “From Virginia to Nevada, Republican candidates for governor have gone into hiding on health care. Citizens want to know: Do these candidates support the Senate health care bill or do they oppose it? These ads call on Republican gubernatorial candidates to finally speak up.”

While Republican governors from across the country – such as John Kasich (R-OH) and Brian Sandoval (R-NV) – have repeatedly spoken out against the bill, these candidates have all refused to take a position. 

The ads come one day after the DGA’s launch of, which helps voters see where Republican gubernatorial candidates stand on the bill.

Independent analyses have concluded that the Senate bill will mean higher premiums, cuts to Medicaid, coverage losses, and a dramatic cost-shift to states. The CBO projects that 22 million Americans will lose their coverage by 2026.