A Republican presidential candidate has used his campaign to launch a series of ads on television, radio and social media, all of which have focused on the Republican incumbent’s record of working to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
The ads are all aimed at Missourians, who will hold the governor’s seat in November and are looking to highlight his record on health care and other issues.
They include ads in Missouri, Arizona and Utah that attack the governor for repealing the Affordable Health Care Act, which was passed in the face of fierce opposition by the GOP-controlled legislature and the American Medical Association, among others.
The most recent ad is a television ad that aired on KMOX in Missouri on Saturday and is being promoted by the Trump campaign.
The ad shows Gov.
Jay Nixon, a Republican, delivering a speech at the Republican National Convention last summer in which he touted the repeal of the ACA.
It ends with him saying: ‘You can call it what you want.
We can call this the American Health Care Plan.
It’s here to stay.’
“A majority of Missourians believe that the health care system in our state is in terrible shape, and Governor Nixon has been fighting for years to fix it,” said a campaign official.
The campaign’s first ad, called “The Republican Governor’s Obamacare Nightmare,” is a seven-second spot that ran on KROQ-AM in Missouri.
The spot, which is being paid for by the RNC, highlights the Affordable Healthcare Act and states that the governor, as governor, signed legislation to repeal it.
It also highlights the governor who signed the legislation into law, saying that he did so “with a full understanding of the consequences that would ensue.”
It also highlights Gov.
Nixon’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Medicaid program, which allows people to pay for health care in states with the most stringent Medicaid eligibility requirements.
The ad ends with a quote from Nixon’s chief of staff: ‘I knew what was coming when we passed that law.’
“Our campaign will also be airing on national television and radio across Missouri, with the help of local Republican committees,” said the official.
“We have already raised over $500,000 from over 300 local Republican groups and organizations.”
It is not known what other ads the Trump camp will be running this cycle.
The Republican National Committee has yet to release a list of what it plans to run in Missouri and has not responded to requests for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.