Local Seniors Speak Out in New 60 Plus Ad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Tom Kise
September 9, 2010                                                                                 
(703) 535-3390


FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. – The 60 Plus Association, nationally recognized as the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP, today launched new television and web ads that highlight the records of Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Harry Mitchell.  The organization will spend more than $850,000 in Arizona’s 1st and 5th Congressional Districts on the issue ads.

“We have a big problem in this country.  Washington insiders aren’t listening to the folks who reside outside the Beltway,” said Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association.  “Seniors across the country feel betrayed by their so-called representatives, who ignored them when it was most important.  Now, the Medicare budget has been cut by $500 billion and many seniors may need to leave the coverage they enjoy for a one-size-fits-all plan they don’t even want.  This November, Washington will have to listen to seniors, because we pay attention, we remember, and we vote.”

Featuring local voices, the 30-second ad will air across the congressional district beginning on September 9.   Prescott’s Steve Reynolds and Bert King, speak out in the ad, explaining how Rep. Kirkpatrick abandoned the interests of her constituents to follow Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s big-government agenda.  In the AZ-05 ad, Scottsdale’s John Ady, Hank Bried, and Nancy Sumner explain the repercussions Rep. Mitchell’s vote for so-called health care reform will have on Arizona seniors.

A full transcript of each television ad can be found below or a video of each ad can be found by clicking here for AZ-01 or here for AZ-05 .

– AZ-01 TRANSCRIPT –

SENIOR: Washington liberals like Ann Kirkpatrick aren’t listening to Arizona seniors.

SENIOR: The Obama/Pelosi health care disaster cuts $500 billion from Medicare, threatens seniors’ ability to keep our own doctors, and will hurt the quality of our care.

SENIOR: Kirkpatrick pretends she’s independent, but when we needed her to stand up for us, Kirkpatrick voted with Pelosi.

SENIOR: Arizona seniors have had enough.

SENIOR: How could we vote for Kirkpatrick after she voted against us?  Vote “no” on Kirkpatrick.

NARRATOR: 60 Plus Association is responsible for the content of this ad.

– AZ-05 TRANSCRIPT –

SENIOR: Washington liberals like Harry Mitchell aren’t listening to Arizona seniors.

SENIOR: The Obama/Pelosi health care disaster cuts $500 billion from Medicare…

SENIOR: …threatens seniors’ ability to keep our own doctors and will hurt the quality of our care.

SENIOR: Mitchell pretends he’s independent, but when we needed him to stand up for us, Mitchell voted with Pelosi.

SENIOR: Just like all the other liberals.

SENIOR: Harry Mitchell – you’ve betrayed us – and Arizona seniors won’t forget.

NARRATOR: The 60 Plus Association is responsible for the contents of this ad.


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The 60 Plus Association is an 18-year-old nonpartisan organization working for death tax repeal, saving Social Security, affordable prescription drugs, lowering energy costs and other issues featuring a less government, less taxes approach as well as a strict adherence to the Constitution.  60 Plus calls on support from nearly 5.5 million citizen activists.  60 Plus publishes a magazine, SENIOR VOICE, and a Scorecard, bestowing awards on lawmakers of both parties who vote “pro-senior.”   60 Plus has been called, “an increasingly influential senior citizen’s group” and since 1992 “the conservative alternative to the AARP.”



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