The first TV ad for Mikie Sherrill’s re-election campaign talks about balancing work, families and health care concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.
In “Juggling,” the freshman congresswoman narrates an ad the uses images of her family and constituents as she highlights her fight to protect insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions and lower the price of prescription drugs.
The ad closes with a second voice – and accompanying footage — reminding voters that she was a U.S. Navy pilot and a federal prosecutor.
The ad will run on cable television in New Jersey’s 11th district. The campaign did not disclose how much they are spending on the ad.
Script: “We’re all juggling a lot right now. Working. Trying to make sure the kids don’t fall behind. Worrying about our parents staying healthy. On top of all that, you shouldn’t worry that you’ll lose your insurance if you get sick or you can’t afford the care you need. That’s why I’m fighting to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions and let Medicare negotiate lower drug prices. We’re all going to work together, and we will get through this. Mikie Sherrill. Navy pilot. Federal prosecutor. Mom.”
Sherrill was elected in 2018, winning the seat vacated when House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen retired.
The seat had been occupied by Republicans for 34 years.
Sherrill faces Republican Rosemary Becchi, a former tax counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, in the general election.