A Democratic group on Friday announced $2.5 million in ads backing vulnerable House Democrats and touting their votes on a bill to lower drug prices.
The TV and digital ads in 16 House districts are from the group House Majority Forward, which is affiliated with House Majority PAC, a group seeking to maintain House control for Democrats next year.
“Lower drug prices, no more price gouging. Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerGun control group rolls out House endorsements The Hill’s Campaign Report: DOJ, intel to be major issues in 2020 Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary MORE, thank you for fighting for us,” says one of the ads, backing Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), a freshman lawmaker facing a tough reelection next year.
The ads come after the House passed Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Pelosi: Georgia primary ‘disgrace’ could preview an election debacle in November MORE’s (D-Calif.) sweeping bill to allow the government to negotiate lower drug prices on Thursday and House Judiciary Committee Democrats approved articles of impeachment Friday morning.
The drug pricing bill is a major part of Democrats’ message in next year’s election, as the party seeks to show it is focused on kitchen table issues, not just impeachment proceedings. Some vulnerable House Democrats are facing a tough vote on impeachment next week, and would rather highlight issues like drug pricing.
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All but two House Republicans voted against the bill, arguing it would hinder the development of new treatments and impose “price controls.”