Protect Our Care is releasing a new ad thanking Rep. Abigail Spanberger for her work
Protect Our Care Launched Seven Figure Ad Campaign in 8 Congressional Districts Around the Country
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Protect Our Care is releasing a new ad this week thanking Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) for her work to try and bring down healthcare costs.
The ad is part of a five million dollar campaign in support of “health care champions” who helped ban surprise medical bills and are working to enact reforms that will lower healthcare costs — including capping the cost of insulin and giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices.
“Rep. Spanberger is working to bring down costs for working families and give people a little more room to breathe. Health care costs are a top priority for Virginians, especially at a time of mounting concerns over rising prices,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “Americans want Congress to get things done and lawmakers like Rep. Spanberger are working to lower premium costs, reduce drug prices, expand coverage, and improve health care for families across the nation. They are delivering results, working across the aisle when they can, and their constituents want them to keep up the fight.”
Spanberger is facing a competitive reelection challenge in Virginia’s new seventh congressional district this year. Her key base of support in Henrico and Chesterfield was drawn out of her district and the boundaries were moved drastically to the north.
The new seventh district is more friendly to Democrats than her previous one, but it will still be a tough test for Spanberger. VPAP analysis shows Youngkin won this district with 52% of the vote in 2021. High inflation and national headwinds against President Biden also are not in Spanberger and other Democratic House candidates’ favor.
Spanberger finished 2021 with $3 million in the bank so she has a financial war chest and there is a long list of Republicans who are fighting for the nomination to run against her. They are holding a primary election on June 21 so the eight Republicans seeking the nomination will be using their cash and time on that for the next two months.
Meanwhile, Spanberger is working to meet Democrats in Prince William County to try and drive turnout in a district that voted for Sen. Tim Kaine (D) by 13 points in 2018 and Ralph Northam by 5.5 points in 2017.
The latest fundraising totals for federal candidates should be released later this week.
As for the ad from Protect our Care, they are spreading the $5 million between Spanberger and seven members of Congress:
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