Georgia Senate: Perdue’s new ad features a pre-existing condition pledge

U.S. Sen. David Perdue applauds President Donald Trump during his speech at the Black Voices for Trump Coalition Rollout in November in Atlanta.
U.S. Sen. David Perdue applauds President Donald Trump during his speech at the Black Voices for Trump Coalition Rollout in November in Atlanta.

U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s latest ad opens with a direct-to-camera assertion from the Republican: “Health insurance should always cover pre-existing conditions for anyone. Period.”

It’s his latest attempt to play to the middle of the electorate in a tight race against Democrat Jon Ossoff. Libertarian Shane Hazel is also in the contest.

The 30-second ad shifts to Perdue’s younger sister Debbie, a cancer survivor who said her sibling is “making a difference for all of us – anyone who says otherwise doesn’t know my big brother’s heart.

Perdue in 2019 sponsored legislation aimed at ensuring coverage of people with pre-existing conditions, but experts claim it doesn’t match the Affordable Care Act’s protections. Ossoff and other Democrats have assailed Perdue for his support of a GOP lawsuit that threatens to gut the Obama-era healthcare legislation.

Ossoff’s spokesman Jake Best called the ad an “election season deceit.”

“Senator Perdue voted at least three times to gut protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, and last month he said he supports Trump’s Supreme Court lawsuit to overturn the ACA, which would completely destroy protections for pre-existing conditions,” he said.

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