Medicare and Social Security focus of digital ads produced by political committees for Bill Nelson

by | Jul 10, 2018

Democrat Bill Nelson is getting more help from political committees in his bid to win reelection to the U.S. Senate. Senate Majority PAC and Priorities USA Action are releasing a new round of digital ads focusing on Nelson’s Senate record.

The spots (see below) come in response to recent ads run by Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign that attempt to portray Nelson as an ineffective career politician.

The ads focus on Nelson’s efforts to “protect Medicare and Social Security, keep the price of prescription drugs low, and expand access to affordable health care, including protections for people with pre-existing conditions.”

“It’s a promise we make to each generation. Work hard, pay in and Social Security will be there,” the announcer says in one of the ads. “Bill Nelson  has always fought back efforts to privatize it, cut it, or raise the retirement age. But Washington ain’t in the business of keeping promises. They want to strip away what we earned to pay for their tax cuts for big drug companies, banks and the ultra-rich.”

“There is only one candidate in this race who puts Florida first, and that’s Bill Nelson,” said J.B. Poersch, president of SMP. “From protecting Medicare and Social Security to fighting for access to affordable health care for all Floridians, Bill Nelson has shown that he has what it takes to stand up and fight for the people of Florida.

This latest round of digital ads, produced in both English and Spanish, will run statewide on social media, as well as across numerous websites and video properties where voters are consuming content in both languages.

They are part of SMP and Priorities USA Action’s previously announced $600,000 campaign supporting Nelson. The campaign includes a targeted program to Florida’s growing population of Hispanic voters, particularly Puerto Ricans who have relocated to the mainland post-Hurricane Maria.

“Now more than ever, Florida families need a true fighter looking out for them in Washington,” said Guy Cecil, chairman of Priorities USA Action. “Bill Nelson has consistently fought back against attempts to privatize Social Security and Medicare and stopped insurance companies from denying health coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Priorities and SMP are committed to making sure that Bill Nelson can continue to defend the interests of all Floridians.”


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