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The DNC is welcoming President Donald Trump to the Sunshine State with an ad campaign slamming his administration’s efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Trump, who rebuffed plans for a virtual presidential debate, is instead holding a rally in Sanford Monday. The DNC said its digital campaign will target voters throughout Seminole County through Google display advertising.
The ads will direct voters to the DNC’s spot, “Samantha,” which details the story of a woman who along with her daughter and husband has had the virus.
“My daughter has chronic lung disease, so that made all of this very scary for us,” Samantha says. “What also scares me is Donald Trump trying to let insurance companies deny health coverage. We’re charged more because of a preexisting condition.”
She then turns to the confirmation hearings for Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who she says will “strip away care from millions of Americans.”
In a news release, DNC Chair Tom Perez echoed Samantha’s fears, framing them for Central Florida, where unemployment is still far above the statewide average.
“The reality of Trump’s