The Martha McSally Senate Campaign recently put forth what seemed to be a very moving campaign ad highlighting the health care plight of a young woman named Kristen, a mother of two who developed a mass on her brain that required medical treatment.
The ad does not give her last name which is Douglas. More on why that is relevant below.
Please click here to access the AZ Central article that has a link to the video.
During this ordeal, the Douglas family amassed large medical bills and Kristen lost her health insurance.
After treatment and recovery, Mrs. Douglas met Martha McSally, saying this gave her a “new sense of hope…..Martha McSally will work tirelessly to make sure people with preexisting conditions are insured…She’s fighting for what’s right for people with preexisting conditions and make sure everybody has access to health care. Her heart is one of service.”
Very moving ad.
There is one problem with it in addition to the factual history of Senator McSally’s voting record (which contains numerous votes to repeal Obamacare and support for a Republican health care measure that would let insurance companies charge higher premiums for people with preexisting conditions)
Kristen Douglas is not a random Arizona Resident who is a supporter of Martha McSally that wanted to offer her health care testimonial to highlight the Senators campaign season conversion to helping people with preexisting conditions.
She was Martha McSally’s campaign manager in 2014 and her Deputy Chief of Staff from January 2015 to August 2017. She also consulted on McSally’s 2018 Senate campaign.
In all that time, she did not seem to influence then-Representative McSally’s position on repealing Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act for those that do not realize they are one and the same thing)
Somehow, none of that information made it into the ad.
In all of Arizona, Martha McSally could not find one cancer survivor who did not work for her campaign to support her and appear in this ad.
EJ Montini, in a column for AZ Central, called this nondisclosure “shady” and “disingenuous at best”
It could also be called dishonest, misleading, lazy, stupid (she and her team did not think anyone would notice) and a desperate attempt to appeal to the gullible who do not know any better.
This is another example of why Arizona Voters should look at a different option for this Senate Seat when they vote on November 3, 2020.
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