Senate Majority PAC has entered the New Jersey Senate race with a new TV ad linking Republican Bob Hugin with President Donald Trump and bashing Hugin’s record as a pharmaceutical company CEO.
The super PAC will spend $3 million airing the TV ad in the New York and Philadelphia markets.
“Pharma CEO Bob Hugin is running for Senate, with the millions he made raising prices on cancer patients, to be a knee-jerk vote for Donald Trump,” said Chris Hayden, a spokesman for SMP. “With Hugin in the Senate, New Jerseyans with pre-existing conditions could lose their health care while drug companies would continue to get billion-dollar payouts and New Jersey taxpayers would continue to have to foot the bill. Bob Hugin spent his career hurting cancer patients, and in the Senate his pro-Trump agenda will hurt New Jersey families.”
SMP originally had ties to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and to fundraiser Susan McCue, a Rutgers University trustee and political ally of Demcoratic powerhouse George Norcross.
The script: “Donald Trump and Bob Hugin? They have a lot in common. Big Pharma CEO Hugin backed Trump’s plan that gives billions to drug companies. And Trump’s plan to gut protections for pre-existing conditions. Hugin aggressively raised prices for life-saving cancer drugs. And paid himself more than $150 million at the expense of cancer patients and taxpayers. Hugin and Trump – the wrong prescription for New Jersey.”