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Betsy Dirksen Londrigan to Announce 2020 Run for Congress
Dirksen Londrigan Will Announce the Launch of Her Campaign to Represent Illinois’ 13th Congressional District and Protect Health Care from Congressional Republican Attacks
SPRINGFIELD, IL - This morning in Springfield, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan will announce the launch of her campaign to represent Illinois’ 13th Congressional District. The launch will take place at the Illinois AFL-CIO with members of the local community in attendance.
Dirksen Londrigan will discuss the need for new leadership in Congress and to protect the health care of Illinois families against ongoing attacks by Congressman Rodney Davis and Washington Republicans.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
11:00 AM - Dirksen Londrigan Campaign Announcement
534 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62701
She lost to Davis last year by just 2,058 votes.
“Health care is still the issue,” said Londrigan, 48. “As I traveled the district during the last 18 months, it’s what I heard over and over and over again. People want the protections that the Affordable Care Act provides, and they want to make sure that their kids get a good education. They want good jobs. But overarchingly, health care is the issue. And we still have an administration and a congressman that are trying to get rid of the ACA.”
Davis has favored repealing and replacing the health care act known as Obamacare but also said he had worked to make sure there were protections such as continued health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Londrigan said the law “is not perfect” but wondered when opponents would “take the hint” that “people want their health care.” She also isn’t ready for a single-payer health care system. […]
“I was a first-time candidate who came real close to unseating a six-year incumbent, and we really built a movement,” Londrigan said. “I think that we tilled the soil profoundly in the 13th District and people … have gotten to know me. Clearly there are more people who need to get to know me and our campaign, and why I’m in this and why I’m going to fight for them.”
“In a lame attempt to distance herself from her past statements and the Democratic Party’s march towards Socialism, Betsy Londrigan says she’s “absolutely not” a Socialist, but voters in the 13th District won’t be fooled. Now that Londrigan is officially a Democratic candidate for Congress again, she must let voters know whether or not she will take part in the Democratic Party’s far-left, Socialist policy agenda - impeaching President Trump, the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and a radical expansion of abortion.” - Illinois Republican Party Spokesman Aaron DeGroot
“Illinoisans rejected socialist loser Betsy Dirksen Londrigan once and they’ll do it again in 2020. Her support of radical socialist policies like single-payer, late-term abortion and a Green New Deal are out of step with Midwest values and will once again render her unelectable.” -NRCC Spokeswoman Carly Atchison