Protect Our Care, an organization that backs Democratic efforts to preserve and expand government-run health care programs, has released a new ad criticizing Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) for voting against Democratic health care proposals.
“Everyone’s feeling it,” the ad’s narrator says. “Costs keep going up and up. Health insurance and drug companies make record profits, but millions of Americans can’t keep up. And Congressman Jeff Van Drew just voted against the Build Back Better Act, which lowers health care costs for millions of families; against the plan that gives Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices; and against the plan that lowers health premiums by thousands of dollars. With everything people are dealing with right now, Congressman Van Drew voted for higher health care costs for you.”
Van Drew is one of seven Republicans the group is targeting with identical ads. In a statement, Protect Our Care executive director Brad Woodhouse said that Van Drew and other Republicans are unwise for standing in the way of President Joe Biden’s agenda.
“It has never been more clear that Republicans are out of touch with the worries that keep families up at night, and they are willing to put their political goals above the well-being of the people they represent,” Woodhouse said. “We will do everything in our power to ensure Americans remember who stood by Big Pharma and special interests and who stood up for working families.”
Van Drew, a former Democrat who switched parties in 2019, faced a competitive race in 2020 and may do so again in 2022. However, so far no prominent Democrat has announced a campaign in Van Drew’s 2nd district, and the sophomore congressman may be at less risk in a midterm held under a Democratic president.