Local Seniors Voice Concerns about Boyd’s Record in New 60 Plus Ad

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

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The 60 Plus Association, nationally recognized as the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP, today launched new television and web ads in Florida’s 2nd Congressional District.  The organization will spend nearly $400,000 in the district on issue ads that spotlight Rep. Allen Boyd’s record.

“The Greatest Generation knows the power of their vote,” said Jim Martin, Chairman of 60 Plus.  “Rep. Boyd has walked lockstep with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, rather than standing up for the best interests of his constituents.  With his vote for health care reform, he threw thousands of seniors into a one-size-fits-all plan they didn’t want.  With his vote for the so-called stimulus package, he led the nation towards a jobless ‘recovery’ that forced many to file for their Social Security benefits early – jeopardizing the entire system.  Seniors have had enough and are ready to speak up this November.”

Featuring voices from Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, the 30-second TV ad will air across the district beginning on September 9.   Local seniors speak out in the ad, explaining Rep. Boyd’s record while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A full transcript of the television ad can be found below or a video of the ad can be found by clicking here.

– TRANSCRIPT –

FLORIDIAN: Allen Boyd has betrayed Florida’s seniors.

FLORIDIAN: Instead of voting to protect us, he supported Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda.

FLORIDIAN: Boyd voted for Nancy Pelosi’s health care bill – which will cut $500 billion from Medicare…

FLORIDIAN: That will hurt the quality of our care.

FLORIDIAN: We thought Boyd was looking out for us, but Allen Boyd switched his vote on health care…

FLORIDIAN: Florida seniors can send Allen Boyd a message.  He betrayed us – and this November, we’ll remember.

ANNOUNCER: Sixty Plus Association is responsible for the content of this advertising.

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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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