Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) goes where very few Democrats are going this cycle. In a new ad she highlights her work with President Barack Obama on the Affordable Care Act and said the legislation is something she’s proud of.
Schwartz, who’s one of a number of candidates competing in a heated Democratic gubernatorial primary, also hits Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) for not expanding Medicaid under Obamacare in the state.
“It’s something I’m proud of because it also closed the gap in prescription drug coverage for seniors,” Schwartz said of Obamacare in the ad. “Tom Corbett has decided not to take the Medicaid money. As governor I will take the Medicaid expansion because 500,000 Pennsylvanians need health coverage. It’s exactly the kind of leadership I will bring as your next governor.”
Schwartz is in a somewhat unique position compared to many other Democratic candidates running in the 2014 election cycle. Corbett is in serious danger of losing the gubernatorial race and the state is regarded as a Democratic stronghold. But Schwartz’s campaign is going a step further and argues that the full support of Obamacare is something that other candidates should adopt as well.
“We believe this is a winning strategy not just for us but for Democrats around the country,” Schwartz spokesman Mark Berg told The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent.
Watch the ad below: