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Democrats Go After Republican Reps in Heavily Latino Districts with Ads Targeting Hispanic Voters

Democratic Hispanic Ad targets GOP Reps in Hispanic Districts
Democrat Hispanic Ad Targets GOP in Heavily Hispanic Districts

Democrats this week began airing a Spanish language ad in six states targeting House Republicans in mainly Hispanic districts. The Medicare ad is designed to warn voters in those districts that their medical insurance is not safe as long as Republicans remain in charge of the House of Representatives.



The digital ad, aimed at Spanish speaking Google and Facebook users, targets House GOP office holders in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and New Mexico. In Texas, residents of districts represented by Will Hurd of San Antonio, Pete Sessions of Dallas, and John Culberson in Houston will see the ad if their phones are set to Spanish.

“This ad campaign — the first of its kind for the DCCC this cycle — demonstrates that while Democrats work to increase access to affordable health insurance for hardworking Americans, House Republicans will never stop trying to rip it away,” said a spokesman for the Democratic Committee.

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Other Representatives targeted include Martha McSally of Arizona, Jeff Denham, David valadao, Devin Nunes, Steve Knight, Ed Royce, Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher, Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter of California, Scott Tipton and Mike Coffman of Colorado, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s open seat in Florida and Steve Pearce’s open seat in New Mexico.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) said the ad will run for a week in 19 Republican-held and heavily Hispanic districts in the six states.



The ad shows House Speaker Paul Ryan sitting next to Kevin Brady of The Woodlands, the chairman of House Ways and Means Committee. Translated to English, the ad says “They can’t stop… Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Washington. Decades fighting against Medicare. Their most recent plan? $500 billion in cuts to Medicare. Ryan and the Republicans in Washington. Medicare is yours, not theirs.”

Though the ad focuses on recent efforts by the Republican Party to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act also known as ObamaCare, DCCC officials say it will not be the last as they gear up for 2018 midterm elections.

“This ad campaign — the first of its kind for the DCCC this cycle — demonstrates that while Democrats work to increase access to affordable health insurance for hardworking Americans, House Republicans will never stop trying to rip it away,” said a spokesman for the Democratic Committee.




DCCC said the assault on America’s healthcare system by the GOP is ongoing and is not likely to end anytime soon.

“Congressional Republicans’ assault on our healthcare is ongoing, and Speaker Ryan has already indicated that House Republicans will not be deterred in their effort to rip away Americans’ healthcare and increase costs this election cycle. Just last week, House Republicans voted to cut Medicare and Medicaid to give tax breaks to the wealthy. “No Pueden Parar” is the DCCC’s first ever healthcare Spanish-language video ad to date this cycle. The DCCC is currently on air with “Waiting” on Spanish-language radio stations in TX-23 and CA-21,” the organization said.






DCCC Spokesperson Javier Gamboa said that Medicare has allowed millions of Latino families to receive quality and affordable healthcare coverage but “House Republicans will stop at nothing to rip away affordable healthcare coverage from their constituents, and we are all at risk as long as they’re in office.”

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The Commiittee said they are confident they have the upperhand in the healthcare debates with the GOP after a recent poll conducted by GQRR and GBA show that Democrats have a significant advantage when it comes to trust on the issue of healthcare. Congressional Democrats lead President Trump by 15 points (57-42) and Congressional Republicans by 11 points (55-44).

 

 

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