Lauren Underwood, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Illinois’ 14th District announced her first General Election ad buy Friday. The 30-second ad will run on cable and digital platforms beginning Sept. 8 and aims to introduce voters to Underwood, a registered nurse and health policy expert from Naperville running for Congress to ensure access to high-quality, affordable health care. The ad was filmed across the district and includes scenes of the Fox River, Sycamore, Naperville and St. Charles.
“Northern Illinois voters have a real choice Nov. 6,” Underwood said. “I have spent my career working to expand access to healthcare, while my opponent has voted to jeopardize healthcare coverage for folks with pre-existing conditions. I entered this race because I’m tired of our representative playing politics with our healthcare. Our community deserves better.”
Underwood has outraised her opponent, incumbent Tea Party Republican Randy Hultgren, for the past two consecutive FEC filing quarters. Her campaign will mark less than two months to election day with a volunteer day of action across the District Sept. 8. Underwood is endorsed by President Barack Obama, the AFL-CIO Illinois, Emily’s List, the League of Conservation Voters and more.
As a registered nurse treating patients, a healthcare policy advisor and especially as a woman with a pre-existing heart condition, I’ve seen the costs of healthcare soar and millions of Americans suffer. I’m running for Congress because every family has a right to quality, affordable healthcare. We must work to expand coverage and make affordable healthcare a guarantee. No American should have to make a choice between their health and paying the electric bill.
This is a topic that people care about. According to polls, around three-fourths of people think insurance companies should not be able to deny coverage or charge more for people with pre-existing conditions.
Great ad, all issues that are top of mind for me considering things like asthma or having had a c-section can be pre-existing.And as to the racist comment, using a version of Christian Mitchell’s name isn’t as funny as you thought it was. I’ll be watching this campaign closer now. Too many good campaigns to afford to give to them all!
Sort of off topic. How do you determine if a post is a troll or bot or whatever. I am old but serious. I get racist or hate comments but if a stupid or clueless comment? Is Rich s post so delete what you want but lots of stupid and clueless and if not insulting or hurtful why delete. Sort of tells where some people are at and knowledge is good