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U.S. Senate Candidate Bob Hugin at a press conference on Aug. 23, 2018. (Photo by Nikita Biryukov)

Super pac airs anti-Hugin radio ad

Jersey Shore listeners targeted in Labor Day weekend buy

By David Wildstein, August 31 2018 9:03 am

Leadership Alliance New Jersey,  a super PAC that supports the re-election of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, released its first radio commercial, which attacks Republican Bob Hugin for his record as a drugmaker and his political alliances with Donald Trump and Chris Christie

The radio ad was described as a six-figure buy with an emphasis on Jersey Shore listeners, for traditional radio, terrestrial radio and streaming audio and will run at least through Labor Day weekend.  A Spanish language version of the ad will run statewide,

“New Jerseyans traveling down the Shore this holiday weekend will get a very full picture of how Big Pharma boss Bob Hugin gouged cancer patients by forcing them to pay $700 for a pill that cost 65 cents to produce and – what’s worse – hired DC lobbyists to protect his rigged monopoly by preventing cheaper, life-savings versions of that cancer drug from entering the market and making it more affordable,” said Leadership Alliance executive director Julie Roginsky.  “With the profits he made off the backs of cancer patients, he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting Chris Christie and Donald Trump. Now, he’s spending $15 million more trying to buy himself a senate seat so he could be another vote in Washington for Trump’s destructive agenda.”

The script of the ad largely mirrors a TV ad Leadership Alliance New Jersey began airing in August.

Leadership Alliance New Jersey is connected to power lawyer Donald Scarinci, a longtime friend of Menendez.

The ad can be heard on the Super PAC’s website: https://leadershipalliancenj.com/

 

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